Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

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Although Hardy is primarily a storyteller, this novel raises questions about society, religion, morals, and the contrast between a good life and its rewards. It pits cosmic forces against main character Tess in her struggle for a life worth living. This concise supplement to Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles helps students understand the overal structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 10mm | 160g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764586580
  • 9780764586583
  • 671,481

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About Jeff Coghill

About the Author Currently a librarian and instructor of English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. Jeff Coghill received his B.A. in English from Methodist College, his MA in English from Western Carolina University, and his MLIS from the University of Alabama. He lives in Lake Charles with his wife, Michele, and his teenage daughter, Caroline.show more

Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. Phase the First: The Maiden. Chapters 1 4. Chapters 5 8. Chapters 9 11. Phase the Second: Maiden No More. Chapters 12 15. Phase the Third: The Rally. Chapters 16 20. Chapters 21 24. Phase the Fourth: The Consequence. Chapters 25 30. Chapters 31 34. Phase the Fifth: The Woman Pays. Chapters 35 38. Chapters 39 41. Chapters 42 44. Phase the Sixth: The Convert. Chapters 45 49. Chapters 50 52. Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment. Chapters 53 56. Chapters 57 59. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. CliffsNotes Index.show more

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