Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Real Reads)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Real Reads)

by Thomas Hardy, Maxine Linnell, Ann Kronheimer
     
 

Following a series of misfortunes, Tess Durbeyfield leaves her impoverished family to seek work with her rich relations.

Her new employer, Alec d'Urberville, seems charming and kind. Tess has a mind of her own, but she is vulnerable and alone among strangers. Can she trust Alec?

A year later Tess meets Angel Clare, and they fall in love. If

Overview

Following a series of misfortunes, Tess Durbeyfield leaves her impoverished family to seek work with her rich relations.

Her new employer, Alec d'Urberville, seems charming and kind. Tess has a mind of her own, but she is vulnerable and alone among strangers. Can she trust Alec?

A year later Tess meets Angel Clare, and they fall in love. If Angel discovers the truth about Tess's past, will he still love her?

In this gripping story of courage, love and betrayal, Thomas Hardy asks many difficult questions. Are the expectations of women and men the same? Can we ever escape the consequences of our past actions? How much pain can one person live with?

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When I was reading the original Thomas Hardy version of this heart-rending classic as a teen, I wish I had had this terrifically easy-to-read and remember Real Read version by Maxine Linnell, illustrated by Ann Kronheimer. The story, which is one of today's world anywhere as well as in Europe in earlier times, is equally applicable now as it was heart-wrenching when Hardy wrote it. But the Real Reads version has terrific, unforgettable illustrations and simplifies the story to its basic, fascinating, sad elements of epic love, so you cannot forget the important details, and anyone will learn from the story the horrors and joys, foibles and grief of prejudice applied to love. It is a great tale you will remember forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906230401
Publisher:
Real Reads
Publication date:
05/15/2014
Series:
Real Reads Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet.

London-based illustrator ANN KRONHEIMER specialises in children’s publishing, picture and story books, early readers and educational books for infants up to young adults. She uses a dip pen and ink, sometimes with a wash and sometimes just line, combining traditional style with modern imagery.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
June 2, 1840
Date of Death:
January 11, 1928
Place of Birth:
Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England
Place of Death:
Max Gate, Dorchester, England
Education:
Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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