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Tess of the d'urbervilles

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 ...

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  • "Peter Firth reads Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
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  • "Een jonge vrouw, slachtoffer van de wetten der erfelijkheid en de conventionele moraal, eindigt haar leven aan de galg."
  • "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
  • "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..."
  • "In Tess Durbeyfield, Thomas Hardy created one of the most tragic heroines of English literature. Against a backdrop of a changing and haunting landscape, Tess battles for her freedom from the penury and abuse. The story of her heroism and fortitude, as her destiny is relentlessly played out, is moving and unforgettable."@en
  • "Een onschuldige jonge vrouw wordt het slachtoffer van de eerzucht van haar ouders en van de conventionele moraal."
  • "A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in Thomas Hardy's compelling masterpiece of tragic fiction."
  • "A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in Thomas Hardy's compelling masterpiece of tragic fiction."@en
  • "After being forced to live the D'Urbevilles because of her families poverty, Tess Durbeyfield has more problems on her plate than one. Tess tragically has to give up her hopes of being with Angel Clare because of her past."@en
  • "Innocent Tess Durbeyfield's maidenhood is stolen by the dishonorable Alex d'Urberville and yet she is able to find true love with Angel Clare; their happiness is later shattered, for when her past is revealed, Clare rejects her love until it is too late ..."@en
  • "The tragic history of a woman betrayed. Tess is sinned against, but not a sinner; her tragedy is the work of two men's baseness, the seducer and the well-meaning intellectual who married her."
  • "After being forced to live the d'Urbevilles because of her families poverty, Tess Durbeyfield has more problems on her plate than one. Tess tragically has to give up her hopes of being with Angel Clare because of her past."@en
  • "Fate ruled and Tess was seduced. As mother of a bastard child, married mistress of a rogue, she is driven to the unspeakable."@en
  • "The tragic story of Tess, the humble farm girl, seduced and then fatefully married to Angel Clare, the parson's son."@en
  • "A romatic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as demonstrated by the familiar topic of the village beauty seduced by the local squire."
  • "The downfall of Tess begins when she is cunningly seduced by Alec D'Urberville. Yet, in her natural purity and goodness, she transcends the moral defilement imposed upon her by Alec and Angel Clare and remains the tragically wronged innocent."@en
  • "The downfall of Tess begins when she is cunningly seduced by Alec D'Urberville. Yet, in her natural purity and goodness, she transcends the moral defilement imposed upon her by Alec and Angel Clare and remains the tragically wronged innocent."
  • "A romantic and tragic tale of love gone astray."
  • "This is a story told at three levels. First, it is a romantic and tragic tale of love gone astray. Second, it is an indictment of the class system so beloved of all Victorians. And third, it is an inquiry into what deities or fates control the destinies of humans."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "The compelling story of Tess Durbeyfield, Alec D'Urberville and the Angel Clare proceeds at three levels. It is first a romantic and tragic tale of seduction and betrayal--of true love undone by the restraints of convention. Second, it is an indictment of the rigid class system of Victorian England. And finally, it is an inquiry into the nature of fate and of the inability of humans to control their own destiny. Hardy's power as a novelist renders the tale of Tess remarkable for its female perspective on love as an instrument of destiny and on strong emotions as precursors to violence and tragedy."@en
  • "Victimized by lust, poverty, and hypocrisy, Tess is a woman whose intense vitality flares unforgettably against the bleak background of a dying rural society. Shaped by an acute sense of social injustice and by a vision of human fate cosmic in scope, her story is a singular blending of harsh realism and indelibly poignant beauty."
  • "Victimized by lust, poverty, and hypocrisy, Tess is a woman whose intense vitality flares unforgettably against the bleak background of a dying rural society. Shaped by an acute sense of social injustice and by a vision of human fate cosmic in scope, her story is a singular blending of harsh realism and indelibly poignant beauty."@en
  • "A new dramatisation of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles', to be transmitted as the Radio 4 classic serial in four hour-long episodes. John Durbeyfield learns that he is descended from the Norman family of d'Urbervilles. He and his wife Joan encourage their daughter Tess to befriend the family of Stoke d'Urbervilles. In doing so she is seduced by their son Alec, and she bears him a child which dies. In order to make a fresh start, Tess goes to work in Wessex on the Talbothays farm, where she meets Angel Clare, the younger son of a parson who asks her to marry him -- and after some uncertainty she agrees. However, when Angel learns of her past on their wedding night he rejects her. When he goes to Brazil, Tess begins work at another farm, in the employ of the tyrannical Farmer Groby. She once again meets Alec d'Urberville -- and so begins a chain of events which culminate in tragedy for all."@en
  • "A romantic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as revered by some Victorians."
  • "Hardy's harrowing novel of seduction and abandonment introduced his most memorable tragic heroine, Tess, whose vivid, breathing life was remarkable even for the author: "I have not been able to put on paper all that she is, or was, to me." On her morning journey to earn money for her impoverished family, Tess's horse has an accident, forcing to go to some newly-rich relatives to seek assistance. There, she is vigorously pursued by Alec, who corners her in a field one night and takes advantage of her. After bearing a child who quickly dies, Tess meets and falls in love with Angel, a minister's son who is infatuated with the image of Tess as the pure country maid. But when he learns the truth of her past, he shuns his new bride and leaves Tess once again to fend for herself in a world where she is only valued for her uses to others."@en
  • "On her morning journey to earn money for her impoverished family, Tess's horse has an accident, forcing to go to some newly-rich relatives to seek assistance. There, she is vigorously pursued by Alec, who corners her in a field one night and takes advantage of her. After bearing a child who quickly dies, Tess meets and falls in love with Angel, a minister's son who is infatuated with the image of Tess as the pure country maid. But when he learns the truth of her past, he shuns his new bride and leaves Tess once again to fend for herself in a world where she is only valued for her uses to others."@en
  • "In Tess Durbeyfield, Thomas Hardy created one of the most tragic heroines of English literature. Against a backdrop of a changing and haunting landscape, Tess battles for her freedom from penury and abuse. The story of her heroism and fortitude, as her destiny is relentlessly played out, is moving and unforgettable."
  • "Tess is a young country girl from a decayed aristocratic family who suffers ravishment at the hands of a nouveau riche cad. The confession of her misfortune to her husband, a sanctimonious Anglican, blights her marriage and leads to her downfall."
  • ""Tess" is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. Its challenging sub-title, "A Pure Woman", infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891, and it was condemned as immoral and pessimistic. It tells of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d'Urbeville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. It explores Tess' relationships with two very different men, her struggle against the social mores of the rural Victorian world which she inhabits and the hypocrisy of the age."@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
  • "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."
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, forced by her family's poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles. Violated by the son, Alec, her hopes of rebuilding her life with the gentle and bookish Angel Clare founder when he learns of her past. Set among the lush pastures and bleak uplands of Hardy's imagined Wessex, and filled with unforgettable images of tenderness and tragedy, the story examines conventional morality through Tess herself, one of the best-loved characters in English literature. Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is Hardy's masterpiece."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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 story of Tess, more sinned against than sinning. She is a tragic victim of circumstance, and of two men - her seducer and the well meaning intellectual who marries her."@en
  • "A young woman finds herself the victim of fate and of forces beyond her control in nineteenth-century England."@en
  • "The story of Tess d'Uberville, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections."
  • ""When Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Alec d'Urberville, a rich wastrel, seduces Tess and makes her life miserable. Upon leaving the d'Urberville estate, Tess works on a farm, free from the burdens d'Urberville had placed upon her. When she meets Angel Clare, Tess is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice. Thomas Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as 'a pure woman', causes controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since."--Publisher."@en
  • "Een onschuldige jonge vrouw wordt in de 19e eeuw het slachtoffer van de eerzucht van haar ouders en van de conventionele moraal."
  • "Tess goes through her life at the mercy of unscrupulous men, who take advantage of their positions in society and of her. But how far can a woman be pushed before she is forced to take revenge? Tess of the D'Urbervilles is an early exercise in girl power. Tess spends her life being bullied by men and is pushed to the brink."@en

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