Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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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… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1891

Word count: 148,382 words (≈ about 10 hours)

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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