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Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Oxford Library of the World's Great Books)

Tess of the dUrbervilles (Oxford Library of the Worlds Great Books)
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  • Sales Rank:8,022,285
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Leather Bound
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:462
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.1
  • Dimensions (in):1 x 7 x 6
  • Publication Date:1984
  • ASIN:B000RSNXRC
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Despite its seemingly needless tragedy, its persistently downbeat tone, and its relentlessly persecuted heroine, Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," is without doubt one of the greatest novels I have ever read. And I have read a few. Tess is the only truly well-developed character in the novel, which, coupled with the fact that Hardy renders the landscape of Wessex as to make it a character itself, gives one the sense of a real struggle between humanity and nature. This, for me, is one of the great themes of the novel - the tension between nature and the artifices with which we fill our relations with other people. The beauty of Hardy's pastoral setting is never idyllic - Hardy keeps us always aware that human society, with its false moral standards and technological advancements, is ever encroaching upon the already vanished past.

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