Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)

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By Thomas Hardy, Rex Gibson (Editor)
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Every summer I read a classic that I have never read before, and since I'm planning to visit Southwest England soon, I felt I should read a novel that takes place there.  Descriptively written, with romance and suspense,  Hardy portrays Tess as a beautiful, young woman born in poverty with a title that ends up doing her more harm than good.  Tess, at the start of her tale, is moral, hard-working and loving, and through no fault of her own, she is forced to face hardship and tragedy.   Hardy demonstrates what can happen to an innocent, trusting girl in a man's world.

If you want a quick, light read, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is not it.  However, if you're looking for a beautifully written novel that captures life in rural England about 150 years ago, give Tess a try.

— Nancy Randall

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14 18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended, and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is edited by Rex Gibson, Director, Shakespeare and Schools Project.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521567145
ISBN-10: 0521567149
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 1996
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Literature