Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

1st Edition

Scott McEathron

Published February 18, 2005
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9780415255288 - CAT# RU22758
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering:

  • a contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems
  • an overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works
  • key passages from the novel, reprinted with editorial comment and cross-referenced within the volume to contextual and critical documents
  • suggestions for further reading and a list of relevant web resources.

For students on a wide range of courses, this sourcebook offers the essential stepping-stone from a basic reading knowledge to an advanced understanding of Hardy's best-known novel.


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