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Thomas Hardy

Born on 2 June, 1840, Thomas Hardy is often regarded as one of England’s most influential poets and novelists. His best-known works include Far From the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

He is also the creator of the semi-fictional region of Wessex. Many of his books focus on tragic characters and their role in society. He died on 11 January, 1928.


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  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    Thomas Hardy

    Product Code: BFOTP
    Paperback
    HarperCollins is pround to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'My life looks as if it had been wasted for want of chances! When I see what you know, what you have read, and seen, and thought, I feel what a nothing I am!' Challenging the hypocrisy and social conventions of the rural Victorian world, Tess of the D'Urbervilles follows the story of Tess Durbeyfield as she attempts to escape the poverty of her background, seeking wealth by claiming connection with the aristocratic D'Urberville family. It is through Tess's relationships with two very different men that Hardy tells the story of his tragic heroine, and exposes the double standards of the world that she inhabits with searing pathos and heart-rending sentiment.
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