Tess Of The D'Urbervilles (Arc Classics)

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles (Arc Classics)

Arcturus Publishing

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Beautiful and spirited, but also impoverished and mistreated, Tess suffers through the hypocrisy of Victorian society, and falls victim to injustice. Controversial at the time of writing and censored when it was first published, the novel is now considered Hardys masterwork.



Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great source of inspiration for his writing. Between 1871 and 1897 he wrote fourteen novels, including Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. This final work was received savagely; thereafter Hardy turned away from novels and spent the last thirty year of his life focusing on poetry. He died in 1928.

Pub Date: 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

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