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- Description<i> Her affection for him was w the breath and life of Tess's being; it enveloped her as a photosphere, irradiated her into forgetfulness of her past sorrows, keeping back the gloomy spectres that would persist in their attempts to touch her-doubt, fear, moodiness, care, shame. She knew that they were waiting like wolves just outside the circumscribing light, but she had long spells of power to keep them in hungry subjection there. </i><b>Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented</b> was a controversial work when it first appeared in the early 1890s. The serialized version of 1891 was heavily censored and the full vel of 1892 received mixed reviews, largely because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England. The book's reputation has since grown considerably and it is w routinely cited as Thomas Hardy's masterpiece. Roman Polanski's 1979 film version (<i>Tess</i>) boosted world-wide interest in the vel and it has remained widely read w for over a century. The richly descriptive narrative is rife with unforgettable vignettes of rural life in late 19th-century England -- the slow death of a flock of wounded pheasants, the motony of field labor under a gunmetal gray sky, the itinerant farm worker's seasonal round - but the story's timeless power stems from its heart-wrenching romance and the tragic experiences - or fate, as Hardy might have put it - of the eponymous heroine.
- Author BiographyBorn near Dorchester, England, <b>Thomas Hardy</b> (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting the rigid Victorian moral code. His novel <i>Jude the Obscure</i> was allegedly burned by the Bishop of Wakefield for its shocking content.
- Author(s)Thomas Hardy
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication09/05/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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