BlurbTess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy's masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England.
First Published 1891
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I'm not one to read a lot of the classics, in fact I feel guilty for reading a lot of the "pop" books that are put out, but hey, I read what I want. That being said, I loved this book. I thought it was a really great tragedy and wasn't dry, like I find a lot of classics to be. I couldn't put this book down and mourned with all the characters. It inspired me to download a few more classics and see how I manage them.
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