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The Resource Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Label
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Title
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hardy
Title variation
  • Trishna
  • Tess of the dUrbervilles
Title variation remainder
a pure woman faithfully presented
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's 'bestseller,' and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men—Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely wood, and Angel Clare, her provincial, moralistic, and unforgiving husband—Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act. 'Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination,' said Irving Howe. 'In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting.' Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels
Summary
Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbevilles, and meeting her "cousin" Alec proves to be her downfall. When Angel Clare offers her love and salvation, she must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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032422
Cataloging source
HCO
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1840-1928
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Thomas Hardy
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
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  • 1110
  • 1110
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Ficción / Clásicos
Target audience
adult
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a pure woman faithfully presented
Label
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004028
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679641513
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004028
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679641513
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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