Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

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One of Anne Michaels' favourite books.

'Why does Tess continue to move us?...One is Hardy's relentless compassion.  His characters are deeply human…and there is Tess herself, her lack of self-pity, her humility, her heorism…And of course, it is Hardy's writing, gloriously physical, full of passion and irony, humour and tenderness.'  You can read Anne Michaels' full Introduction to Tess of the D'Urbervilles in this Orange Inheritance edition published by Vintage.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Synopsis

This Orange Inheritance Edition of Tess of the D'Urbervilles is published in association with the Orange Prize for Fiction. Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Anne Michaels chose Tess of the D'Urbervilles . Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich 'relatives', the D'Urbervilles. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads her onto a path that is beset with suffering and betrayal. When she falls in love with another man, Angel Clare, Tess sees a potential escape from her past, but only if she can tell him her shameful secret..

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Press Reviews

'Gloriously physical, full of passion and irony, humour and tenderness.' Anne Michaels

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ISBN: 9780099511625
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099511625
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback
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About Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840 at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset. His father was a stonemason. Hardy attended school in Dorchester and then trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in 1871 and this was rapidly followed by Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published ...

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