Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Challenge A-Z #39 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Fulfilling the requirement:

The T letter for the title alphabetically.

Summary:

Violated by one man, forsaken by another, Tess Durbeyfield is the magnificent and spirited heroine of Thomas Hardy’s immortal work. Of all the great English novelists, no one writes more eloquently of tragic destiny than Hardy. With the innocent and powerless victim Tess, he creates profound sympathy for human frailty while passionately indicting the injustices of Victorian society. Scorned by outraged readers upon its publication in 1891, Tess of the d’Urbervilles is today one of the enduring classics of nineteenth-century literature.

Lesson learned:

There are double standards for men and women.

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