Skip to content

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Save 58% Save 58%
Original price Rs. 399.00
Original price Rs. 399.00 - Original price Rs. 399.00
Original price Rs. 399.00
Current price Rs. 169.00
Rs. 169.00 - Rs. 169.00
Current price Rs. 169.00
Condition: Good

Exclusive Deals | Easy Replacement | Safe Checkout

💰 Get Cashback up to ₹250 on first Simpl payment

🎁 Use coupon code WELCOME to get discount on first order

🎁 Earn Reward Points on every purchase

📚 View Condition Chart of Books

New: These are new books which have been purchased from publishers and authors.

Almost New: These are books which have been read previously or are excess stock from bookshops and publishers.

Good: These are the books which have have been sourced from book lovers and are in very good condition. They may have signs of ageing but will be in pretty good condition.

Readable: These books may be old and have visible wear and tear signs.

Learn more about our condition criteria here.

🚚 Read Our Free Shipping Policy

All prepaid orders above ₹299 are eligible for free shipping. Have more queries? Read more about our shipping and delivery policies here.

🔙 Super Easy Replacement Policy

Author:  (Introduction by), (Editor)

Goodreads Rating: 3.79

Publisher: Penguin Classics

About: 

Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful young woman living with her impoverished family in Wessex, the southwestern English county immortalized by Hardy. After the family learns of their connection to the wealthy d'Urbervilles, they send Tess to claim a portion of their fortune. She meets and is seduced by the dissolute Alec d'Urberville and secretly bears a child, Sorrow, who dies in infancy. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer Tess love and salvation, but he rejects her—on their wedding night—after learning of her past. Emotionally bereft, financially impoverished, and victimized by the self-righteous rigidity of English social morality, Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The novel is set in impoverished rural England, Thomas Hardy's fictional Wessex, during the Long Depression of the 1870s. Tess is the oldest child of John and Joan Durbeyfield, uneducated peasants; however, John is given the impression by Parson Tringham that he may have noble blood, since "Durbeyfield" is a corruption of "D'Urberville", the surname of a noble Norman family, then extinct. The news immediately goes to John's head...

Tess has been seen as a personification of nature and her association with animals throughout the novel emphasizes this idea. Tess's misfortunes begin when she falls asleep while driving Prince to market, and causes the horse's death; at Trantridge, she becomes a poultry-keeper; she and Angel fall in love amid cows in the fertile Froom valley; and on the road to Flintcombe-Ashe, she kills some wounded pheasants to end their suffering.

However, Tess emerges as a powerful character not because of this symbolism but because "Hardy's feelings for her were strong, perhaps stronger than for any of his other invented personages". 

Bookish Santa's Promise

Genuine Books

No pirated copies ever

5 Quality Checks

No Quality Compromise

Careful Packaging

Books arrive to you safely

100% Satisfaction

Because we care for you

More Information:

Publisher: Penguin Classics
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

ISBN: 9780140431353

Related Categories: All Books Available Books Best Sellers Classic Fiction English Books Literature & Fiction Newest Products Pre-Loved Books

Popular Categories

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)