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TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES A Pure Woman

Price: 46.00 USD 41.40 USD 

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Author Name: Hardy, Thomas (introduction by Robert Cantwell) & Agnes Miller Parker

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Publisher The Easton Press 2005

Seller ID 57894

This volume contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings:

Premium Leather
Silk Moire Endleaves
Distinctive Cover Design
Hubbed Spine, Acccented in Real 22KT Gold
Satin Ribbon Page Marker
Gilded Page Edges
Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
Beautiful Illustrations

A very scarce title in any condition, this volume is in Absolute Mint and Unread condition. The front and back covers are both in perfect condition and the gilded page edges show no wear at all! Bookplate is attached inside front cover but unused.

This book is part of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Collection published by Easton Press and would be a beautiful addition to your Easton Press collection.

Overall, this copy is a grade collector's book. This book is very elusive in this superior condition, as only a limited number of them were ever published, so now is the time to act. Hopefully you can add this book to your collection and enjoy it in the years to come... ; Highly controversial because of its frank look at the sexual hypocrisy of Victorian society, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles was nonetheless a great commercial success when it appeared in 1891. It is now considered one of the finest novels in English.

Using richly poetic language to frame a shattering narrative of love, seduction, betrayal, and murder, Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d’Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d’Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her—on their wedding night—after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.

With its compassionate portrait of a young rural woman, powerful criticism of social convention, and disarming consideration of the role of destiny in human life, Tess of the D’Urbervilles is one of the most moving and memorable of Hardy’s novels.

; 9.20 X 6.40 X 1.70 inches

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