Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy. - Penguin/Godfrey Cave edition. - 507 pages ; 18 cm. - Penguin popular classics .

"First published 1891."

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.

0140620206 9780140620207


England--Social life and customs--19th century--Fiction.

823.8 / H.T. T 1994

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