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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

[TV TIE-IN EDITION]

Thomas Hardy - Author

Tim Dolin - Notes by

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ISBN 9780143115946 | 400 pages | 17 Dec 2008 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.83in | 18 - AND UP
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Coming to PBS in January 2009-a Masterpiece Classic production of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess Durbeyfield knows what it is to work hard and expect little. But her life is about to veer from the path trod by her mother and grandmother. When her ne'er-do-well father learns that his family is the last of a long noble line, the d'Urbervilles, he sends Tess on a journey to meet her supposed kin- a journey that will see her victimized by lust, poverty, and hypocrisy. With its sensitive depiction of one of literature's most admirable and tragic heroines and its powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Thomas Hardy's novels.