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Tess of the D'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy

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The classic tale of Tess Durbeyfield, wronged by two men and driven to vengeful murder, shows Hardy at his most fatalistic. Hardy felt that this was the finest of his novels, and that Tess was the most deeply felt character he ever created.

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The classic tale of Tess Durbeyfield, wronged by two men and driven to vengeful murder, shows Hardy at his most fatalistic. Hardy felt that this was the finest of his novels, and that Tess was the most deeply felt character he ever created. Certainly, it has remained high on most people's list of favourite Victorian novels.

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"Attractive, readable edition, reasonably priced--I like the map in the front matter."--Dorice Elliott, Johns Hopkins Univ.


"A magnificent editing job....A model of how Hardy's novels should be edited for the 21st Century."--W.E. Davis, Purdue University


"Another good edition in this series--the notes seem to be more extensive and more helpful than those in Penguin."--John Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University


"Oxford World's Classics are my favorite editions of novels, both for my own work and in the classroom. The texts are reliable and sound; the apparatus, helpful and instructive; and the introductions are provocative and informed. Thank you for a wonderful series!"--Laura Dabundo, Kennesaw State College


"I like this 'World's Classics' Series so much and use many of the books in my lit. courses. Good introductions and notes and reasonable prices."--Harriet Blodgett, California State University, Stanislaus


"An excellent example of the repackaging of primary scholarship from the Clarendon text to a teaching edition."--Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina


"Impressive for its maps, including the Wessex of Tess. The print is easy to read and the paper of good quality."--Dr. Ellen Sprechman, Florida International University


"A beautiful text: easy-to-read type, helpful endnotes and usable map."--Pauline Fox, Mt. Mercy College


"Excellent volume. Excellent value."--David Sanders, St. John Fisher College


"The introduction is useful to students as well as teachers. Unsophisticated readers and not just scholars can profit from the 'Note on the Text' to Tess."--Bernard Bernatovich, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse



"Attractive, readable edition, reasonably priced--I like the map in the front matter."--Dorice Elliott, Johns Hopkins Univ.
"A magnificent editing job....A model of how Hardy's novels should be edited for the 21st Century."--W.E. Davis, Purdue University
"Another good edition in this series--the notes seem to be more extensive and more helpful than those in Penguin."--John Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University
"Oxford World's Classics are my favorite editions of novels, both for my own work and in the classroom. The texts are reliable and sound; the apparatus, helpful and instructive; and the introductions are provocative and informed. Thank you for a wonderful series!"--Laura Dabundo, Kennesaw State College
"I like this 'World's Classics' Series so much and use many of the books in my lit. courses. Good introductions and notes and reasonable prices."--Harriet Blodgett, California State University, Stanislaus
"An excellent example of the repackaging of primary scholarship from the Clarendon text to a teaching edition."--Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina
"Impressive for its maps, including the Wessex of Tess. The print is easy to read and the paper of good quality."--Dr. Ellen Sprechman, Florida International University
"A beautiful text: easy-to-read type, helpful endnotes and usable map."--Pauline Fox, Mt. Mercy College
"Excellent volume. Excellent value."--David Sanders, St. John Fisher College
"The introduction is useful to students as well as teachers. Unsophisticated readers and not just scholars can profit from the 'Note on the Text' to Tess."--Bernard Bernatovich, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


"Attractive, readable edition, reasonably priced--I like the map in the front matter."--Dorice Elliott, Johns Hopkins Univ.
"A magnificent editing job....A model of how Hardy's novels should be edited for the 21st Century."--W.E. Davis, Purdue University
"Another good edition in this series--the notes seem to be more extensive and more helpful than those in Penguin."--John Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University
"Oxford World's Classics are my favorite editions of novels, both for my own work and in the classroom. The texts are reliable and sound; the apparatus, helpful and instructive; and the introductions are provocative and informed. Thank you for a wonderful series!"--Laura Dabundo, Kennesaw State
College
"I like this 'World's Classics' Series so much and use many of the books in my lit. courses. Good introductions and notes and reasonable prices."--Harriet Blodgett, California State University, Stanislaus
"An excellent example of the repackaging of primary scholarship from the Clarendon text to a teaching edition."--Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina
"Impressive for its maps, including the Wessex of Tess. The print is easy to read and the paper of good quality."--Dr. Ellen Sprechman, Florida International University
"A beautiful text: easy-to-read type, helpful endnotes and usable map."--Pauline Fox, Mt. Mercy College
"Excellent volume. Excellent value."--David Sanders, St. John Fisher College
"The introduction is useful to students as well as teachers. Unsophisticated readers and not just scholars can profit from the 'Note on the Text' to Tess."--Bernard Bernatovich, Universityof Wisconsin-La Crosse

"Attractive, readable edition, reasonably priced--I like the map in the front matter."--Dorice Elliott, Johns Hopkins Univ.
"A magnificent editing job....A model of how Hardy's novels should be edited for the 21st Century."--W.E. Davis, Purdue University
"Another good edition in this series--the notes seem to be more extensive and more helpful than those in Penguin."--John Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University
"Oxford World's Classics are my favorite editions of novels, both for my own work and in the classroom. The texts are reliable and sound; the apparatus, helpful and instructive; and the introductions are provocative and informed. Thank you for a wonderful series!"--Laura Dabundo, Kennesaw State
College
"I like this 'World's Classics' Series so much and use many of the books in my lit. courses. Good introductions and notes and reasonable prices."--Harriet Blodgett, California State University, Stanislaus
"An excellent example of the repackaging of primary scholarship from the Clarendon text to a teaching edition."--Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina
"Impressive for its maps, including the Wessex of Tess. The print is easy to read and the paper of good quality."--Dr. Ellen Sprechman, Florida International University
"A beautiful text: easy-to-read type, helpful endnotes and usable map."--Pauline Fox, Mt. Mercy College
"Excellent volume. Excellent value."--David Sanders, St. John Fisher College
"The introduction is useful to students as well as teachers. Unsophisticated readers and not just scholars can profit from the 'Note on the Text' to Tess."--Bernard Bernatovich, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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GOR001768575
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-03
450
0192833626
9780192833624
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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