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Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

Part of our new collection of Young Adult Classics, Tess of the d’Urbevilles, is a classic story of sweeping romance, tragedy and adventure.

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When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D’Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D’Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome ‘cousin’ Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall?

With a beautiful cover by David Dean.


Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840. He was one of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history. Hardy wrote fourteen novels, three volumes of short stories, and several poems between the years 1871 and 1897, including his greatest novels Jude the Obscure and Tess of the D’Urbevilles. These received negative reviews at the time, but…

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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)*Woodburytype Photograph  *9 1/2 x 7 inches