Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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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.
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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..
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'Gloriously physical, full of passion and irony, humour and tenderness.' Anne Michaels
About the Author
Publication date29th April 2010
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Author 'Like for Like'
PublisherHarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Interest Age: From 13
CategoriesClassic fiction (pre c 1945)
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