Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Lexile measure:
'She looked absolutely pure. Nature, in her fantastic trickery, had set such a seal of maidenhood upon Tess's countenance that he gazed at her with a stupefied air: "Tess- say it is not true! No, it is not true!"'Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her pastcatches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice.Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as 'a pure woman', caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel, and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created. This unique critical text istaken from the authoritative Clarendon edition, which is based on the manuscript collated with all Hardy's subsequent revisions.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 91deeda1-3683-4c4a-d428-96a0db0b8c95
Full title tess of the d urbervilles
Author hardy thomas
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 23:33:49PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Cosham, Ralph., Dolin, Tim, 1959,, Higonnet, Margaret R., Porter, Davina., Stubbs, Imogen, 1961-
author Thomas Hardy
author2-role Blackstone Audio, Inc., Cosham, Ralph., Dolin, Tim,1959,ed., Findaway World, LLC., Higonnet, Margaret R., Playaway Digital Audio., Porter, Davina.|Narrator, Stubbs, Imogen,1961-|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Hardy, Thomas
available_at_school Hunter's Lane High, MLK Jr. Magnet, McGavock High, Overton High
collection_school Fiction, Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Hunter's Lane High - Teen Non-Fiction, MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction, McGavock High - Teen Fiction, Overton High - Teen Fiction

Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's "bestseller," and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men--Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely wood, and Angel Clare, her provincial, moralistic, and unforgiving husband--Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.
--"Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination," said Irving Howe. "In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting."
--Now Tess of the d'Urbervilles has been brought to television in a magnificent new co-production from A&E Network and London Weekend Television. Justine Waddell (Anna Karenina) stars as the tragic heroine, Tess; Oliver Milburn (Chandler & Co.) is Angel Clare; and Jason Flemyng is Alec d'Urberville. The cast also includes John McEnery (Black Beauty) as Jack Durbeyfield and Lesley Dunlop (The Elephant Man) as Joan Durbeyfield. Tess of the d'Urbervilles is directed by Ian Sharp and produced by Sarah Wilson, with a screenplay by Ted Whitehead; it was filmed in Hardy country, the beautiful English countryside in Dorset where Thomas Hardy set his novels.

The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-
dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

From the Hardcover edition.

format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
id 91deeda1-3683-4c4a-d428-96a0db0b8c95
isbn 019284069, 962954766, 9780141040332, 9780192833624, 9780553211689, 9780553900828, 9780679405863, 9780679603184, 9781433276675, 9781440662713, 9781449880927, 9781483089577, 9789629547660
item_details OneClickdigital:rbz90002284|rbz90002284|OneClickdigital|Online OneClickdigital|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OneClickdigital||||Available Online||OneClickdigital||, hoopla:MWT11104803||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||||Available Online||||, ils:CARL0000043731|35192024562450|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000043731|35192024562484|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000060649|35192025579552|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000060649|35192049976727|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000060649|B00413272|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000060649|FF00099202|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Non-Fiction|823 HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000073449|35192023043148|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000331723|35192038989178|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000431293|35192045177940|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000431293|35192045177973|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Hardy|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000431293|FF00037624|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000529433|B00260107|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, ils:CARL0000529433|QQ00118624|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, ils:CARL0000529433|QQ00118625|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F HAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, overdrive:0d7c1984-a7b6-4d88-a5d8-89219e0855c3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||, overdrive:beabd22f-1cd4-4ccd-b9e9-66908a89bc33|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:e3961da7-24c0-4dd8-bf5b-27aed3f68abd|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-05-22T04:33:49.818Z
lexile_score 1110
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Novels
local_callnumber_school 823 HAR, F HAR
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hunter's Lane High, MLK Jr. Magnet, McGavock High, Overton High
primary_isbn 9780141040332
publishDate 1960, 1981, 1991, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011
record_details OneClickdigital:rbz90002284|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Recorded Books ;|2011, p1994.|1 sound file (17 hr.) : digital., hoopla:MWT11104803|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|Naxos ,|2008.|1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 55 min.)) : digital., ils:CARL0000043731|Book|Books||English|Dodd, Mead,|[1960]|446 p. : ill., ports., map ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000060649|Book|Books||English|Knopf,|1991.|410 p. ; 20 cm., ils:CARL0000073449|Book|Books||English|Bantam,|c1981.|414 p. ; 18 cm., ils:CARL0000331723|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[released 2009], c2009.|1 sound media player (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000431293|Book|Books|New ed. /|English|Penguin Classics,|2008.|lxviii, 517 p. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000529433|Book|Books|Modern Library ed.|English|Modern Library,|1998.|p. cm., overdrive:0d7c1984-a7b6-4d88-a5d8-89219e0855c3|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2008|, overdrive:beabd22f-1cd4-4ccd-b9e9-66908a89bc33|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2008|, overdrive:e3961da7-24c0-4dd8-bf5b-27aed3f68abd|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2004|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school OneClickdigital:rbz90002284|rbz90002284|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT11104803||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000043731|35192024562450|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000043731|35192024562484|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000060649|35192025579552|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000060649|35192049976727|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000060649|B00413272|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000060649|FF00099202|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000073449|35192023043148|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000331723|35192038989178|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000431293|35192045177940|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000431293|35192045177973|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000431293|FF00037624|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000529433|B00260107|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000529433|QQ00118624|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000529433|QQ00118625|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:0d7c1984-a7b6-4d88-a5d8-89219e0855c3|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:beabd22f-1cd4-4ccd-b9e9-66908a89bc33|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:e3961da7-24c0-4dd8-bf5b-27aed3f68abd|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
series Penguin classics, Recorded Books classics library
series_with_volume Penguin classics|, Recorded Books classics library|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Children of clergy -- Fiction, Children of the rich -- Fiction, Didactic fiction, Downloadable audio books, England -- Rural conditions -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Poor families -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Wessex (England) -- Fiction, Women domestics -- Fiction, Women murderers -- Fiction, Young women -- England -- Fiction, Young women -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction
title_display Tess of the d'Urbervilles
title_full Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tim Dolin ; with an introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet, Tess of the D'Urbervilles [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles [sound recording] / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'urbervilles / Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Tess of the d'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy ; introduction by Robert B. Heilman, Tess of the d'Urbervilles / with photos. of the author, his environment, and the setting of the book, together with an introd. by Carl J. Weber, Tess of the d'Urbervilles [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy
title_short Tess of the d'Urbervilles
topic_facet Audiobooks, Children of clergy, Children of the rich, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Poor families, Romance, Rural conditions, Social classes, Social life and customs, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Women domestics, Women murderers, Young women