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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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Publisher: Nelson Doubleday
ISBN/ASIN: 0486415899
Number of pages: 396

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Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's 'bestseller,' and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men—Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely wood, and Angel Clare, her provincial, moralistic, and unforgiving husband—Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.

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