Thomas Hardy’s Dorset




June 2 – 8, 2013

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, regarded as Hardy's finest novel, explores these mysteries in great depth. A brilliant tale of seduction, love, betrayal, and murder, the novel attracted criticism for its sympathetic portrayal of a "fallen woman" and was initially refused publication. Its subtitle, A Pure Woman: Faithfully Presented, was intended to raise the eyebrows of the Victorian middle-classes. Most of the landscapes and buildings tha...

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