Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy


Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891, then in book form in three volumes in 1891, and as a single volume in 1892. Though now considered a major 19th-century English novel, even Hardy's fictional masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England. Tess was portrayed as a fighter not only for her rights, but also for the rights of others. 
One of the greatest English tragic novels, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. The novel has been adapted for the stage, theatre, opera, cinema and television numerous times since its publication.
Excerpted from Tess of the d'Urbervilles on Wikipedia.

person AuthorThomas Hardy
language CountryUnited Kingdom
api GenreLove stories, Didactic fiction, Romance
copyright CopyrightPublic domain in the United States.
camera_alt Book coverPhoto: HayDmitriy|Vista
book_online EbooksProject Gutenberg
description ScansGoogle-digitized
headphones AudioLibrivox | Internet Archive
auto_stories Read onlineTess of the d'Urbervilles I, II
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