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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles


by Thomas Hardy

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Hardy had a difficult time finding a publisher for Tess of the D'Urbervilles because of all the sexy stuff. (Source: Dolin, Tim, ed. "A History of the Text."Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Womanby Thomas Hardy. London: Penguin, 1998.)

Even though the county of Wessex in which Tess of the D'Urbervilles takes place is a fictionalized version of a real area of England, many Hardy fans have tried to find the "real life" houses and valleys that inspired Hardy (Source).

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