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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by  Thomas Hardy - Paperback - Thirteenth Printing - 1965 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Hardy, Thomas

Condition: Good


Washington Square Press, Inc. Good. 1965. Thirteenth Printing. Paperback. The spine and both covers, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. All three page edges are yellow stained. The pages and insides of the covers are tanned with age. The front cover is creased at both right corners and the tip of the lower right corner is missing. The spine was re-glued using a mesh for reinforcement. The lower right corner of the first few pages is bent over. There are some water stains on the page edges that do not ruin the readability of the text. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 432 pages; Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, and meeting her "cousin" Alec proves to be her downfall. Tess is forced to sin by a man she hates and cast out by the man she loves. 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. The introduction is written by Albert J. Guerard. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, was first published as a censored and serialized version in the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic in 1891. An intimate portrait of a woman, one of literature's most admirable and tragic heroines...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. 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 poignant beauty. Thomas Hardy created in Tess not a standard Victorian heroine but a woman whose intense vitality shines against the bleak backdrop of a dying way of life. The novel shocked contemporary readers with its honesty and remains a timeless commentary on the human condition. - Read more: Identifying first editions of Tess of the D'Urbervilles


  • Bookseller: Odds and Ends Shop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 744
  • Title: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Author: Hardy, Thomas
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Edition: Thirteenth Printing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press, Inc
  • Date published: 1965


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