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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

ByThomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891. Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. ." The novel is set in impoverished rural Wessex during the Long Depression. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated rural peasants; however, John is given the impression by Parson Tringham that he may have noble blood, since "Durbeyfield" is a corruption of "D'Urberville", the surname of a noble Norman family, now extinct. The news immediately goes to John's head.

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Publication Date
Feb 6, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304881854
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Thomas Hardy

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EPUB

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