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Thomas Hardy, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"

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. --"Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination," said Irving Howe. "In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting." --Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. From the Hardcover edition.

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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. --"Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination," said Irving Howe. "In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting." --Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "The chance discovery by a young peasant woman that she is a descendant of the noble family of d'Urbervilles is to change the course of her life. Tess Durbeyfield leaves home on the first of her fateful journeys, and meets the ruthless Alec d'Urberville. Thomas Hardy's impassioned story tells of hope and disappointment, rejection and enduring love."
  • "Tess Durbeyfield is the daughter of an poor cottager of Blackmoor Vale. She is also, as her father never ceases to remind himself, a descendant of the ancient family of D'urberville. The well-to-do young Alec D'urberville bears the ancient name but with doubtful right. His heartless seduction of Tess is a cruel blow that haunts her and scars her life forever. Tess's chance of happiness with the idealistic Angel Clare is blighted by her past and the misfortunes thrust upon her head on towards her tragic end."@en
  • "Includes introduction, notes, etc."@en
  • "A country girl forced to sin against her will."@en
  • "Tragic story of a woman betrayed."@en
  • ""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..." -- from publisher's website."
  • "Collection de lectures brèves et captivantes, enrichies d'illustrations et basées sur des standards lexicaux et grammaticaux reconnus au niveau international. L'objectif est de permettre à l'élève une approche progressive de la langue étrangère, un maniement plus sûr du vocabulaire et des structures grâce à la lecture guidée."@en
  • "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."
  • "Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich "relatives," the D'Urbervilles, in the hope that they might help her alleviate her own family's poverty."
  • "Story of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager."
  • "Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>Highly controversial because of its frank look at the sexual hypocrisy of Victorian society, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles was nonetheless a great commercial success when it appeared in 1891. It is now considered one of the finest novels in English. Using richly poetic language to frame a shattering narrative of love, seduction, betrayal, and murder, Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d'Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her&#151;on their wedding night&#151;after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act. With its compassionate portrait of a young rural woman, powerful criticism of social convention, and disarming consideration of the role of destiny in human life, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and memorable of Hardy's novels. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>David Galef has published nine books: the novels Flesh and Turning Japanese; two children's books, The Little Red Bicycle and Tracks; two translations of Japanese proverbs, Even Monkeys Fall from Trees and Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk; a work of literary criticism, The Supporting Cast; an edited anthology of essays called Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading; and, most recently, the short-story collection Laugh Track. In addition, he has written more than seventy short stories for magazines ranging from the British Punch to the Czech Prague Revue, the Canadian Prism International, and the American Shenandoah. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, Twentieth Century Literature, The Columbia History of the British Novel, and many other places. He is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where he also administers the M.F.A. program in creative writing."
  • "Tess struggles to overcome poverty and ignorance, but is no match for the wiles of various men, who use her and then condemn her. She is a classic tragic hero, good of heart but damned by society."@en
  • "The tragic history of a woman betrayed. Her tragedy is the work of tyrannical circumstances and the evil deeds of others in the past and present, and more particularly, to two men's baseness."
  • "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. 'Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination,' said Irving Howe. 'In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting.' Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels."@en
  • "This edition of Hardy's novel includes the "bowdlerized" as well as the author's original version, excerpts from Hardy's autobiography, and a wealth of other documents that shed light on the context from which this text emerged -jacket cover."
  • "Hardy's best-selling novel about a country girl who is forced to sin against her will. Includes a reader's supplement."
  • "The tragic story of Tess, who is victimized by lust, poverty, and Victorian hypocrisy."
  • "The tragic story of Tess, who is victimized by lust, poverty, and Victorian hypocrisy."@en
  • "A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading."
  • "A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading."@en
  • "Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy d'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her steadfast integrity is finally rewarded by the love of Angle Clare."
  • "Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When she meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice. This unique critical text is taken from the Clarendon edition, based on the manuscript and collated with Hardy's later. revisions. - ;'She looked absolutely pure. Nature, in her fantastic trickery, had set such a seal of maidenhood upon Tess."@en
  • "Tess is the victim of both a rigid Victorian moral code and the unfortunate circumstances of her family life."
  • "Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her steadfast integrity is finally rewarded by the love of Angle Clare. Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy's immortal work. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently of tragic destiny than Hardy. With the innocent and powerless victim Tess, he creates profound sympathy for human frailty while passionately indicting the injustices of Victorian society. Scorned by outraged readers upon its publication in 1891, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth century literature."@en
  • "Een onschuldige jonge vrouw wordt het slachtoffer van de eerzucht van haar ouders en van de conventionele moraal."
  • "The tragic story of a young woman victimized by poverty, lust and hypocrisy in Victorian England."@en
  • "The tragic story of a young woman victimized by poverty, lust and hypocrisy in Victorian England."
  • "Het leven van een onschuldige jonge vrouw die het slachtoffer wordt van de eerzucht van haar ouders en van de conventionele moraal."
  • "She's no angel Tess is just a humble milkmaid when her rich landlord has his wicked way with her. Her new beau, the smarmy Angel Clare, is none too pleased when he finds out she's already been deflowered. What is a girl to do? Take bloody revenge of course!"@en
  • "Het leven van een jonge Engelse vrouw aan het eind van de vorige eeuw die slachtoffer wordt van de eerzucht van haar ouders en de moraal van haar tijd."
  • ""Hardy's penultimate work, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is arguably the greatest tragedy of all Victorian literature. It tells the story of Tess, an impoverished woman whose past relations and miscarriage cause her to be rejected by her husband on their wedding night. Touching upon the themes of class, religion, gender, and sexuality, the novel was highly controversial for its time and is held in high esteem by literary scholars to this day."--Publisher description."
  • "The story of a simple but beautiful country girl's seduction by another man, which causes her husband to leave her on their wedding night, and thereby precipitates a course of events that ends in murder."
  • "When a father learns that his family is descended from nobility, he sends his daughter Tess to work for his newly discovered relatives."
  • "Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and abandoned, she finds employment as a milkmaid before her steadfast integrity is rewarded by the love of Angel Clare."@en
  • "This is a novel of romance, seduction, revenge, and flight."@en
  • "The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction"
  • "This novel is set in impoverished rural Wessex during the Long Depression. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated rural peasants. One day, Parson Tringham informs John that he has noble blood. Tringham, an amateur genealogist, has discovered that ""Durbeyfield"" is a corruption of ""D'Urberville, "" the surname of a noble Norman family."@en
  • "A romantic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as revered by some Victorians."
  • "A romantic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as revered by some Victorians."@en
  • "Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1891. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic. It is Hardy's penultimate novel, followed by Jude the Obscure. Though now considered a great classic of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day."@en
  • "Includes a biographical and critical introduction, a list of characters, synopsis of the story, chapter summaries and commentaries, an analysis and discussion, character analyses, and more."
  • "Een jonge vrouw, slachtoffer van de wetten der erfelijkheid en de conventionele moraal, eindigt haar leven aan de galg."
  • "Tess Durbeyfield is hopelessly torn between her desire for two men. Alec d'Urberville is a dissolute young man who seduced her in a lonely wood. Angel Clare is a provincial, moralistic and unforgiving husband. Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act."@en
  • "Betrayed by the two men in her life -- Alec d'Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her child, and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband -- Tess is very much a victim of her society. She is bound by social and gender constraints until she takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. From the very first sight of the child with her hair done in ribbons, to the image of the womanly Tess lying like a lamb on the altar at Stonehenge, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader."@en
  • ""When Tess Durbeyfield is sent by her family to seek out her rich relatives, she soon finds herself pursued and violently seduced by the ruthless Alex D'Urberville. The sad event which follows gives Tess the chance to hide her past and move on. Eventually she falls in love and finds happiness with Angel Clare, a clergyman's son. But Tess's honest nature means she is doomed to never escape her past as events force her to finally take control of her fate."--MacMillan readers web site."
  • "Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) immortalized the English countyside and explored his sense of the inevitable tragedy of life. He published Far from the Madding Croud anonymously in 1874, first as a magazine serial. After it became a great success, he wrote his other best-known works: Retrun of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obsure."
  • "The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing."@en
  • "The life of a simple country girl in nineteenth-century England is destroyed by her father's determination to use her in order to regain the family's former social standing."
  • "Het leven van een jonge Engelse vrouw aan het eind van de 19e eeuw die slachtoffer wordt van de eerzucht van haar ouders en de moraal van haar tijd."
  • ""An English woman finds herself the victim of fate and of forces beyond her control." "The tragic history of a woman betrayed....Tess the author contends, is sinned against, but not a sinner; her tragedy is the work of tyrannical circumstances and of the evil deeds of others in the past and the present, and more particularly of two men's baseness, the seducer, and the well-meaning intellectual who married her....The pastoral surroundings, the varying aspects of field, river, sky, serve to deepen the pathos of each stage in the heroine's calamities, or to add beauty and dignity to her tragic personality." Baker. Guide to the Best Fic."
  • "A young woman finds herself the victim of fate and of forces beyond her control in nineteenth-century England."@en
  • "Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her steadfast integrity is finally rewarded by the love of Angel Clare. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently of tragic destiny than Hardy. With the innocent and powerless victim Tess, he creates profound sympathy for human frailty while passionately indicting the injustices of Victorian society. Scorned by outraged readers upon its publication in 1891, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth century literature."@en
  • "Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her steadfast integrity is finally rewarded by the love of Angel Clare. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently of tragic destiny than Hardy. With the innocent and powerless victim Tess, he creates profound sympathy for human frailty while passionately indicting the injustices of Victorian society. Scorned by outraged readers upon its publication in 1891, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth century literature."
  • "Tess is Hardy's most striking and tragic heroine and the character who meant most to him."
  • "When Tess Durbeyfield is asked by her father to find their wealthy relations, she soon finds herself chased by the rich and wicked Alec d'Urberville. The events that follow bring Tess terrible guilt and shame. Tess finally escapes to find new love and happiness. But her shameful past is never far behind. (back of book)."
  • "When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future."
  • ""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"--Website."
  • "Tess is just a humble milkmaid when the local landowner has his wicked way. Her new beau, the smarmy Angel Clare, is none too pleased when he finds out she's already been deflowered. What is a girl to do? Bloody revenge of course, and an ending to touch the hardest of hearts."@en
  • "A young girl is forced through circumstances and loyalty beyond the pale of conventional morality."@en
  • "A flippant, condescending remark by a country clergyman sets in motion a series of events leading inexorably to Tess Durbeyfield's downfall."@en
  • "A flippant, condescending remark by a country clergyman sets in motion a series of events leading inexorably to Tess Durbeyfield's downfall."
  • "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. 'Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination,' said Irving Howe. 'In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting.' Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels."@en
  • "Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbevilles, and meeting her "cousin" Alec proves to be her downfall. When Angel Clare offers her love and salvation, she must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future."
  • "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..."Gloriously physical, full of passion and irony, humour and tenderness". (Anne Michaels)."
  • "Presents Thomas Hardy's novel about a young woman who attempts to restore her family's fortunes, is seduced by a heartless aristocrat, and is punished by society's double standards when she gets a chance at real love."
  • "The story of a simple but beautiful country girl's seduction by another man, which causes her husband to leave her on their wedding night, and thereby precipitates a course of events that ends in murder.___"@en
  • "Betrayed by the two men in her life -- Alec D'Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband -- Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands."@en
  • ""When the local Parson Hints that the humble Durbeyfield family is descended from the noble d'Urberville line, it falls to Tess to claim kinship ad seek a portion of the family fortune. Alec d'Urberville is only too keen to help his beautiful and spirited " cousin ", but Tess realizes too late the heavy price she will have to pay."
  • "-- THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background informationA chronology of the author's life and workA timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical contextAn outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretationsDetailed explanatory notesCritical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the workDiscussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interactionA list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential."@en
  • "An English woman finds herself the victim of fate and of forces beyond her control."@en
  • "The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction."
  • "The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction."@en
  • "Thomas Hardy's first novel concerns a country girl forced to sin against her will."@en
  • "Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a harrowing critique of social class and the powerlessness of women. Tess, a beautiful young woman, is pushed on her rich "relatives" by her grasping father. When the young Lord does with her as he likes, Tess's whole life falls into ruins from which she attempts to free herself. The novel met with mixed reviews upon publication, because it challenged the precepts of society. It is now considered a classic of English literature."@en
  • "A country girl is forced to sin against her will."
  • "Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice."@en

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