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HAPPY NEW YEARS ENGLISH AND TAMIL 2011 and 2042 GOOD MORNING
Tess of the D’Urbervilles   A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented Thomas Hardy
Summary 2 [ From Companion to Literature in English, Edited by Ian Ousby]
The  novel expresses   Hardy’s rejection   of the   conventional heroine   of   Victorian fiction .
Unwisely   Parson Tringham   tells   John Durbeyfield , a haggler of Marlott, that he is descended from the ancient Norman...
Fortified by this information, he and his wife Joan encourage their daughter Tess  to seek the kinship of the Stoke d’Urbe...
She is   seduced by   their son, the vulgar rake   Alec , and   bears a child   that mercifully   dies  .
To make a fresh start  Tess goes to work in southern Wessex  at the fertile  Talbothays  farm where she meets  Angel Clare...
On their wedding night Tess  confesses   her unhappy past to Angel , who recoils in puritanical horror.
He goes off to  Brazil   and Tess seeks employment at the grim upland farm,  Flintcomb Ash , belonging to the tyrannical  ...
There she is again afflicted by the advances of Alec, now an itinerant preacher.
He is insistent that  Tess is more his wife than Angel’s  and  relentless  in his  pursuit  of her.
Angel  returns to  England  a wiser man and  traces Tess  to  Sandbourne  where she is living as  Alec’s wife.
She considers it   too late   for  reconciliation  and   sends him away .
In her despair and entrapment she kills Alec  and, after a  brief idyllic period with Angel , is arrested at Stonehenge, t...
LIST OF CHARACTERS
BLACKMOOR VALE BLACKMOOR VALE John Durbeyfield Joan Durbeyfield    Tess Durbeyfield    E liza   L o u isa Abraham Hope Mod...
Trantridge   Mrs. Stoke-D'Urberville Alec Stoke-d'Urberville
Talbothay Farm   Richard Crick Izz Retty Marian Tess Angel
ANGEL CLARE’S FAMILY JAMES CLARE  MRS. CLARE FELIX CLARE CUTHBERT CLARE  MERCY CHANT
Flintcomb Ash FARMER GROBY
The Herons   Mrs. Brooks
CONTINUED… TO BE
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  1. 1. HAPPY NEW YEARS ENGLISH AND TAMIL 2011 and 2042 GOOD MORNING
  2. 2. Tess of the D’Urbervilles A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented Thomas Hardy
  3. 3. Summary 2 [ From Companion to Literature in English, Edited by Ian Ousby]
  4. 4. The novel expresses Hardy’s rejection of the conventional heroine of Victorian fiction .
  5. 5. Unwisely Parson Tringham tells John Durbeyfield , a haggler of Marlott, that he is descended from the ancient Norman family of d’Urbervilles .
  6. 6. Fortified by this information, he and his wife Joan encourage their daughter Tess to seek the kinship of the Stoke d’Urbervilles , themselves not entitled to the illustrious name.
  7. 7. She is seduced by their son, the vulgar rake Alec , and bears a child that mercifully dies .
  8. 8. To make a fresh start Tess goes to work in southern Wessex at the fertile Talbothays farm where she meets Angel Clare , younger son of a parson and, after a struggle within herself, accepts his offer of marriage .
  9. 9. On their wedding night Tess confesses her unhappy past to Angel , who recoils in puritanical horror.
  10. 10. He goes off to Brazil and Tess seeks employment at the grim upland farm, Flintcomb Ash , belonging to the tyrannical Farmer Groby .
  11. 11. There she is again afflicted by the advances of Alec, now an itinerant preacher.
  12. 12. He is insistent that Tess is more his wife than Angel’s and relentless in his pursuit of her.
  13. 13. Angel returns to England a wiser man and traces Tess to Sandbourne where she is living as Alec’s wife.
  14. 14. She considers it too late for reconciliation and sends him away .
  15. 15. In her despair and entrapment she kills Alec and, after a brief idyllic period with Angel , is arrested at Stonehenge, tried, and hanged in Wintoncestor goal.
  16. 16. LIST OF CHARACTERS
  17. 17. BLACKMOOR VALE BLACKMOOR VALE John Durbeyfield Joan Durbeyfield   Tess Durbeyfield   E liza L o u isa Abraham Hope Modesty Parson Tringham
  18. 18. Trantridge Mrs. Stoke-D'Urberville Alec Stoke-d'Urberville
  19. 19. Talbothay Farm Richard Crick Izz Retty Marian Tess Angel
  20. 20. ANGEL CLARE’S FAMILY JAMES CLARE MRS. CLARE FELIX CLARE CUTHBERT CLARE MERCY CHANT
  21. 21. Flintcomb Ash FARMER GROBY
  22. 22. The Herons Mrs. Brooks
  23. 23. CONTINUED… TO BE

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