Tess of the D'Urbervilles
A Pure WomanBook - 1978
Set in the magical Wessex landscape so familiar from Thomas Hardy's early work, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" is unique among his great novels for the intense feeling that he lavished upon his heroine, Tess, a pure woman betrayed by love. Hardy poured all of his profound empathy for both humanity and the rhythms of natural life into this story of her beauty, goodness, and tragic fate. In so doing, he created a character who, like Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina, has achieved classic stature.
Publisher: London, England : Penguin Group, c1978.
Characteristics: 535 pages :,map ;,19 cm.