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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By Thomas Hardy (2)

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The novel of a girl ruined and stigmatized is perhaps Thomas Hardy’s finest work. In Tess of the d’Urbervilles, young country girl Tess Durbeyfield begins her journey to ruin when her irresponsible father discovers a connection between his family and the aristocratic d’Urbervilles. The lovely Tess is sent off to make something of this kinship, and is soon taken advantage of by the crass Alec d’Urberville. As she must suffer the consequences of this liaison, Tess leaves home again, and finds work as a dairymaid on a local farm. Angel Clare, a youth of a good family, falls in love with Tess, but she at first refuses him due to her guilty secret. When all is revealed, Angel leaves his distraught bride, who then must take work as a field laborer, and her plight draws her back to Alec. Upon Angel’s return, Tess murders her seducer. Following a few days of bliss on the run, Tess is apprehended and hanged, and her final wish is fulfilled when Angel marries her younger sister. A love story and a social critique, Tess of the d’Urbervilles rightfully remains one of the best works from the Victorian era.

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    Response Journal: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    33 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Response Journal: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    143 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.