Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2012
Product Number: EB00797069
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486115009
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

The ne'er-do-well sire of a starving brood suddenly discovers a family connection to the aristocracy, and his selfish scheme to capitalize on their wealth sets a fateful plot in motion. Jack Durbeyfield dispatches his gentle daughter Tess to the home of their noble kin, anticipating a lucrative match between the lovely girl and a titled cousin. Innocent Tess finds the path of the d'Urberville estate paved with ruin in this gripping tale of the inevitability of fate and the tragic nature of existence. Subtitled A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented, Thomas Hardy's sympathetic portrait of a blameless young woman's destruction first appeared in 1891. Its powerful indictment of Victorian hypocrisy, along with its unconventional focus on the rural lower class and its direct treatment of sexuality and religion, raised a ferocious public outcry. Tess of the D'Ubervilles is Hardy's penultimate novel; the pressures of critical infamy shortly afterward drove the author to abandon the genre in favor of poetry. Like his fictional heroine, the artist fell victim to a rigidly oppressive moral code. Today, Tess is regarded as Hardy's masterpiece, embodying all of the most profoundly moving elements of its creator's dark vision. No perspective on 19th-century fiction is complete without a consideration of this compelling tale, now available in an inexpensive and high-quality edition.

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CD
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number C2496
Released: Dec 12, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402571305
eBook
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00609449
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007382569
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00155737
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553900828
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00385509
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781440662713
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00638898
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504034586
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00676681
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625583062
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00630006
Released: Dec 22, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772750966
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00778483
Released: Oct 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781974999989
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 3K407
Released: May 18, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402571329
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 44958
Released: Jun 22, 1994
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ISBN: #9781428137622
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 12347
Released: Feb 11, 2000
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553211689