Tess of the d Urbervilles

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Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950464

Category: Fiction

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The powerful and moving novel that shocked readers in 1891 “A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles is heartbreakingly beautiful novel challenging the social mores of the Victorian Era. When Tess finds her family's fortunes have changed, she is forced to claim kinship with a wealthy family and seek part of their fortune. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Hardy s Tess of the D Urbervilles

The Novel Is Studied And Analysed From Various Angles And Its Relation With Other Works Of Hardy Is Deftly Analysed. We Hope This Book Will Be Extremely Useful For The Students.

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The Book Is A Full-Length Study On The Various Issues Presented In This Novel And Aims At Solving The Difficulties The Novel Presents To The Indian Students. The Novel Is Studied And Analysed From Various Angles And Its Relation With Other Works Of Hardy Is Deftly Analysed. We Hope This Book Will Be Extremely Useful For The Students.

Tess of the D Urbervilles

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Thomas Hardy Tess of the D Urbervilles

Author: Dale Kramer

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Thomas Hardy s Tess of the D Urbervilles

Offering a contextual overview of Hardy's classic tale, this text explores the key themes of rape, illegitimate birth and murder, as well as the explaining how these concepts shocked early audiences when it was first realeased.

Author: Scott McEathron

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415255288

Category: Literary Criticism

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Offering a contextual overview of Hardy's classic tale, this text explores the key themes of rape, illegitimate birth and murder, as well as the explaining how these concepts shocked early audiences when it was first realeased.

Tess of the D Urbervilles

A Pure Woman Thomas Hardy. TES THE D'U A PU FAITH T FAR FROX THE THE
D'URBERVILLES A PURE WOMAN FAITHFULLY PRESENTED BY THOMAS
HARDY.

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Tess of the D Urbervilles a Pure Woman

At the top Tess was going to be met with the spring cart sent by the D'Urbervilles ,
and her box had already been wheeled ahead towards this summit by a lad with
trucks , to be in readiness . Seeing their mother put on her bonnet , the younger ...

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Tess of the D Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Life and background - Writing, publication and initial critical reception of Tess - Summaries and critical commentary - What the novel is about.

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Tess of the D Urbervilles

Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.

Author: Dr Karen Sayer

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Tess of the D Urbervilles

Author: Terence Wright

Publisher: Humanities Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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Twentieth Century Interpretations of Tess of the D Urbervilles

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Tess of the D Urbervilles Annotated

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented 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, then in book form in three volumes in 1891, and as a single volume in 1892. Though now considered a major 19th-century English novel, even Hardy's fictional masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England.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.

Tess of the D Urbervilles

Examines Hardy's novel, concentrating on the theme of the ramifications of beauty and ugliness

Author: Peter J. Casagrande

Publisher: Twayne Pub

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Examines Hardy's novel, concentrating on the theme of the ramifications of beauty and ugliness

Thomas Hardy Tess of the d Urbervilles

Hardy’s descriptive powers when rendering the rural world receive particular analysis. A critical survey then summarises critical approaches to this novel between Hardy’s day and the present.

Author: Cedric Watts

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

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Category: Literary Criticism

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This critical and contextual study by a distinguished critic sheds new light on Hardy’s famous novel of rural life, sexual desire and tragic irony. The co-ordinating theme of this study is that Hardy designed Tess of the d’Urbervilles to be controversial, and it has surpassed his design. An initial biographical chapter relates Tess to Hardy’s career: the novel caused scandal but brought him wealth. Next, the work’s process of composition is discussed, and differences between the censored serial and the book versions are explained. An analysis of the plot gives particular attention to its ironic strategies, and a further section deals with problematic aspects of characterisation, including the views of the narrator. Various themes and contexts are explored, notably Hardy’s attitudes to religion, evolution, politics and sexuality. There follows a discussion of selected literary aspects: naturalism and realism, leitmotifs and thematic patterns, optical effects and defamiliarisation, and the use of specialised vocabularies. Hardy’s descriptive powers when rendering the rural world receive particular analysis. A critical survey then summarises critical approaches to this novel between Hardy’s day and the present.

Tess of the D Urbervilles Annotated Book

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles begins with the chance meeting between Parson Tringham and John Durbeyfield.

Author: Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles begins with the chance meeting between Parson Tringham and John Durbeyfield. The parson addresses the impoverished Durbeyfield as "Sir John," and remarks that he has just learned that the Durbeyfields are descended from the d'Urbervilles, a family once renowned in England. Although Parson Tringham mentions this only to note how the mighty have fallen, John Durbeyfield rejoices over the news. Durbeyfield arrives at home during the May Day dance, in which his daughter Tess dances. During this celebration, Tess happens to meet three brothers: Felix, Cuthbert and Angel Clare. Angel does not dance with Tess, but takes note of her as the most striking of the girls. When Tess arrives at home, she learns that her father is at the tavern celebrating the news of his esteemed family connections. Since John must awake early to deliver bees, Tess sends her mother to get her father, then her brother Abraham, and finally goes to the tavern herself when none of them return.At the tavern, John Durbeyfield reveals that he has a grand plan to send his daughter to claim kinship with the remaining d'Urbervilles, and thus make her eligible to marry a gentleman. The next morning, John Durbeyfield is too ill to undertake his journey, thus Tess and Abraham deliver the bees. During their travels, the carriage wrecks and their horse is killed. Since the family has no source of income without their horse, Tess agrees to go to the home of the Stoke-d'Urbervilles to claim kinship. There she meets Alec d'Urberville, who shows her the estate and prepares to kiss her. Tess returns home and later receives a letter from Mrs. Stoke-d'Urberville, who offers Tess employment tending to her chickens. When Alec comes to take Tess to the d'Urberville estate, Joan thinks that he may marry Tess. On the way to the d'Urberville estate at Trantridge, Alec drives the carriage recklessly and tells Tess to grasp him around the waist. He persists, and when Tess refuses him she calls her an artful hussy and rather sensitive for a cottage girl.

Tess of the D Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy Fiction and Romance Novel The Annotated Edition

Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy.

Author: Thomas Hardy

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Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d'Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her - on their wedding night - after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act. Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination. -Irving Howe What a commonplace genius he has; or a genius for the commonplace - I don't know which. -D. H. Lawrence The greatest tragic writer among English novelists. -Virginia Woolf A singular beauty and charm. -Henry James

Tess of the D Urbervilles Classics Illustrated

With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, subtitled """"A Pure Woman,"""" is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.Based on the three-volume first ...

Author: Thomas Hardy

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"When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, subtitled """"A Pure Woman,"""" is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.Based on the three-volume first edition that shocked readers when first published in 1891, this edition includes as appendices: Hardy's Prefaces, the Landscapes of Tess, episodes originally censored from the Graphic periodical version, and a selection of the Graphic illustrations."""

Tess in the Theatre

It must not be supposed that the audience accepted Tess of the D ' Urbervilles
wholly without protest , or even that the critics were quite unanimous in their
approval . One critic , admitting being “ belated , provincial , and puritanical , "
was ...

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Heritage

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This book presents the half-century's history of Tess of the D'Urbervilles on the stage together with the texts of significant dramatic versions.

TESS OF THE D URBERVILLES British Classics Series

While Hardy regarded himself primarily as a poet, initially he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026865650

Category: Fiction

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This carefully crafted ebook: “TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES (British Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Tess Durbeyfield is the oldest child of John and Joan, uneducated peasants living in an impoverished rural village in Wessex, during the Long Depression of the 1870s. One day, her father is given the hint that they may have noble blood and that they are successors of a noble Norman family D'Urberville. Tess's fortune is changed after one accident and she decides to visit Mrs. D'Urberville, a rich widow who lives in the nearby town, and “claim kin”. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and Hardy's masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles originally received mixed reviews because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens. Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. While Hardy regarded himself primarily as a poet, initially he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. Most of his fictional works were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex. They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances.

Thomas Hardy s Tess of the D Urbervilles

Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791041062

Category: Literary Criticism

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Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.