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From the Publisher
Each volume includes a full introduction, chronology, bibliography, and explanatory notes along with a variety of documents from the period, giving readers a rich sense of the world from which the work emerged. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Tess, the young and lovely heroine of Hardy's classic tale, knows instinctively that the path she is choosing is the wrong one. But, a child of her times, what can she do but follow the dictates of her family?
Against the lovely background of the English countryside, Thomas Hardy sets his tale of seduction and betrayal as Tess, his beautiful heroine, speeds to her destruction.
Lusted after by one man, set on a pedestal by another, Thomas Hardy's lovely heroine Tess is betrayed by both. Full of images of light and shade, 'Tess Of The D'Urbervilles' makes splendid listening in a tale that is both passionate and tender.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) was one of the most significant novelists and poets of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His novels include ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ and ‘Jude the Obscure’.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.