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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Thomas Hardy.

This edition of the Hardy classic includes a complete authoritative text plus biographical and historical contexts, critical history, essays by five scholars, and a glossary. A fine scholarly edition for the academic crowd.   Copyright 1998 … see full wiki

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Author: Thomas Hardy
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics
2 reviews about Tess of the D'Urbervilles
review by . August 03, 2010
This book made me upset in the end. It gave me a sort of righteous female anger at the way the world was, and the sometimes futility of life. It is not a happy ending, as happy endings usually go. It demonstrates hardship, hope, futility, strangled desires, desperation, and the hypocrisy of human nature. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a not-so-typical female heroin in a novel. I think the morality taught is one good for girls in their late teens and up. It really shows …
Quick Tip by . April 22, 2011
She keeps trying in spite of society's lack of support for women.
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