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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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New York : The Modern Library, [1919]. Hardcover. 457 pages ; 18 cm. Price clipped dust jacket. Very good copy; no underlines or markings within the pages. Satisfaction guaranteed!


TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES By Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles has earned a prominent place on the shelf of the world's greatest novels. Time does not lessen its appeal. The years since its publication have witnessed a constantly renewing enthusiasm for this heroic story of a woman victimized by an implacable fate. The fate of the novel itself is the highest tribute to its quality. In the beginning, Tess of the D'urbervilles was shunned and anathematized as immoral; now it is acknowledgedly one of the outstanding literary achievements of the nineteenth century.