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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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A young woman challenges the conventions of her time in this classic novel about nineteenth-century English society.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

  • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
  • A chronology of the author's life and work
  • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
  • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
  • Detailed explanatory notes
  • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
  • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
  • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A young woman challenges the conventions of her time in this classic novel about nineteenth-century English society.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

  • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
  • A chronology of the author's life and work
  • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
  • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
  • Detailed explanatory notes
  • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
  • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
  • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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Published: November 1, 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679641513
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