An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.
Tess Of The D Urbervilles A Pure Womanby Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy was part of the English naturalist movement. He wrote short stories, novels, and poetry. From the back cover of an earlier edition, "Tess Durbeyfield is the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d'Urberville. In her search for respectability her fortunes fluctuate wildly, and the story assumes the proportions of a Greek tragedy. It explores Tess's relationship with two very different men, her struggles against the social "mores" of the rural Victorian world which she inhabits and the hypocrisy of the age. In addressing the double standards of the time, the author's evocation of a world which we have lost provides one of the most compelling stories in the canon of English literature, whose appeal today defies the judgment of his contemporary critics."
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Meet the Author
- 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
- Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks
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This is a digitaluzed copy of the book so there are places where the wrong character or letter will appear by mistake. This makes the introduction hard to read, but subsides once the book actually starts. The story itself is fantastic and you really can't beat a free classic =)
Horrible to read due to huge sentence and word spacing. I have up.