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Tess of the d'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy ; introduction by Robert B. Heilman.

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  • ISBN: 9780553900828 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 055390082X (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 9780553900828 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 055390082X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
  • ISBN: 9780553900828 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • ISBN: 055390082X (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • Physical Description: 438 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [433]-438).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1160 Lexile.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Bantam Books, 2004. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1918 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 512 KB).
Subject: Young women > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Country life > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Poor families > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Children of the rich > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Children of clergy > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Women household employees > England > 19th century > Fiction.
Women murderers > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Wessex (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Didactic fiction.
Pastoral fiction.
Electronic books.

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