Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260056
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The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction

Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373680279X
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles or just Tess, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. Hardy's writing often illustrates the "ache of modernism", and this theme is notable in Tess, which, as one critic noted, portrays "the energy of traditional ways and the strength of the forces that are destroying them". Hardy describes modern farm machinery with infernal imagery; also, at the dairy, he notes that the milk sent to the city must be watered down because the townspeople cannot stomach whole milk. Angel's middle-class fastidiousness makes him reject Tess, a woman whom Hardy often portrays as a sort of Wessex Eve, in harmony with the natural world. When he parts from her and goes to Brazil, the handsome young man gets so ill that he is reduced to a "mere yellow skeleton". All these instances are typically interpreted as indications of the negative consequences of man's separation from nature, both in the creation of destructive machinery and in the inability to rejoice in pure nature. Another important theme of the novel is the sexual double standard to which Tess falls victim; despite being, in Hardy's view, a truly good woman, she is despised by society after losing her virginity before marriage. Hardy plays the role of Tess's only true friend and advocate, pointedly subtitling the book "a pure woman faithfully presented" and prefacing it with Shakespeare's words from The Two Gentlemen of Verona: "Poor wounded name! My bosom as a bed/ Shall lodge thee." However, although Hardy clearly means to criticise Victorian notions of female purity, the double standard also makes the heroine's tragedy possible, and thus serves as a mechanism of Tess's broader fate. Hardy variously hints that Tess must suffer either to atone for the misdeeds of her ancestors, or to provide temporary amusement for the gods, or because she possesses some small but lethal character flaw inherited from the ancient clan.

Hardy S Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Alka Saxena
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171569700
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The Book Is A Full-Length Study On The Various Issues Presented In This Novel And Aims At Solving The Difficulties The Novel Presents To The Indian Students. The Novel Is Studied And Analysed From Various Angles And Its Relation With Other Works Of Hardy Is Deftly Analysed. We Hope This Book Will Be Extremely Useful For The Students.

Thomas Hardy S Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Shelley Berc
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764191275
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A guide to reading "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

Thomas Hardy S Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Scott McEathron
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415255288
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This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: a contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems an overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works key passages from the novel, reprinted with editorial comment and cross-referenced within the volume to contextual and critical documents suggestions for further reading and a list of relevant web resources. For students on a wide range of courses, this sourcebook offers the essential stepping-stone from a basic reading knowledge to an advanced understanding of Hardy's best-known novel.

Hardy Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Dale Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521346276
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Special consideration is given to Tess's search for her identity, and the role of her sexuality, in a fresh approach to Hardy's novel that reexamines the main characters, his handling of the plot, and the novel's characteristics as a tragedy.

Thomas Hardy Tess Of The D Urbervilles

Autor: Cedric Watts
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
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This critical and contextual study by a distinguished critic sheds new light on Hardy’s famous novel of rural life, sexual desire and tragic irony. The co-ordinating theme of this study is that Hardy designed Tess of the d’Urbervilles to be controversial, and it has surpassed his design. An initial biographical chapter relates Tess to Hardy’s career: the novel caused scandal but brought him wealth. Next, the work’s process of composition is discussed, and differences between the censored serial and the book versions are explained. An analysis of the plot gives particular attention to its ironic strategies, and a further section deals with problematic aspects of characterisation, including the views of the narrator. Various themes and contexts are explored, notably Hardy’s attitudes to religion, evolution, politics and sexuality. There follows a discussion of selected literary aspects: naturalism and realism, leitmotifs and thematic patterns, optical effects and defamiliarisation, and the use of specialised vocabularies. Hardy’s descriptive powers when rendering the rural world receive particular analysis. A critical survey then summarises critical approaches to this novel between Hardy’s day and the present.

Tess Of The D Urbervilles Second Edition

Autor: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770482517
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This classic novel tells the story of how the poor rural couple John and Joan Durbeyfield become convinced that they are descended from the ancient family of d'Urbervilles. They encourage their innocent daughter Tess to cement a connection with the d'Urberville family, including their unprincipled son Alec, with tragic consequences. "A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented," as Hardy subtitled the novel, represented a direct challenge to conventional Victorian notions of sexuality and femininity. This is a revised, updated, and expanded Broadview edition that highlights a feminist interpretation of the novel in an extensive introduction. The range of historical appendices (including contemporary articles, letters, maps, news stories, and reviews) will greatly enhance a reader's understanding of the text.

Tess Of D Urberville

Autor: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Gnosis Digital Publishing
ISBN:
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Once Jack – the head of the Durbeyfield family, accidentally reveals that his family is descended from the ancient knightly family d’Urberville. Jack goes to pub to celebrate the gentility of his family. There he learns that some Mr. Stoke-d’Urberville living not far away. The next day on the morning Jack cannot wake up, so Tess had to drive products with the help of their only value possession – the horse. Tess Young and her little brother went to the town. But unluckily they fall asleep while were driving and their horse crashed into a wood and died. Mother insists that Tess should go to the Stoke-d’Urberville. She hopes he might help them as realities. But indeed he hasn’t any connection with the d’Urbervilles, he only took that name from local history book. But he really liked the young Tess and he is not very shy to show his fondness.