Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Cliffs Notes


Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Cliffs Notes

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.

About the Author

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.

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112 pages


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Publication date

17th November 2000



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