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Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice.
Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as "a pure woman," caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel, and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created.
520 printed pages

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    Valeri Nalsonhas quoted3 years ago
    Their every idea was temporary and unforefending, like the plans of two children
    purple8kathas quoted8 years ago
    doubt, fear, moodiness, care, shame. She knew that they were waiting like wolves
    Elannah Matoshas quoted6 months ago
    But it strikes me that there is a want of harmony between your present mood of self-sacrifice and your past mood of self-preservation."

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