• Tous les prix incluent la TVA.
Habituellement expédié sous 1 à 4 mois.
Expédié et vendu par Amazon. Emballage cadeau disponible.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles a été ajouté à votre Panier
+ EUR 2,99 (livraison)
D'occasion: Bon | Détails
État: D'occasion: Bon
Commentaire: Ships from USA. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.  Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. With pride from the Motor City.
Vous l'avez déjà ?
Repliez vers l'arrière Repliez vers l'avant
Ecoutez Lecture en cours... Interrompu   Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible
En savoir plus
Voir les 3 images

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Anglais) Broché – 28 mars 2003

4.5 étoiles sur 5 2 commentaires client

Voir les formats et éditions Masquer les autres formats et éditions
Prix Amazon
Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Format Kindle
"Veuillez réessayer"
Broché
"Veuillez réessayer"
EUR 4,00
EUR 3,77 EUR 0,48
Note: Cet article est éligible à la livraison en points de collecte. Détails
Récupérer votre colis où vous voulez quand vous voulez.
  • Choisissez parmi 17 000 points de collecte en France
  • Les membres du programme Amazon Premium bénéficient de livraison gratuites illimitées
Comment commander vers un point de collecte ?
  1. Trouvez votre point de collecte et ajoutez-le à votre carnet d’adresses
  2. Sélectionnez cette adresse lors de votre commande
Plus d’informations
--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché.
click to open popover

Offres spéciales et liens associés

  • Outlet Anciennes collections, fin de séries, articles commandés en trop grande quantité, … découvrez notre sélection de produits à petits prix Profitez-en !

  • Rentrée scolaire : trouvez tous vos livres, cartables, cahiers, chaussures, et bien plus encore... dans notre boutique dédiée


Produits fréquemment achetés ensemble

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • +
  • Robinson Crusoe
Prix total: EUR 8,41
Acheter les articles sélectionnés ensemble

Descriptions du produit

Présentation de l'éditeur

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891 and in book form in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy's masterpiece, Tess of the d'Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England. Lecherous Alec d’Urberville arranges a job for Tess on his family's estate. While Tess is reluctant, it is her only income and she feels guilty about an accident involving the family’s horse. But sex pest Alec repeatedly tries to seduce Tess, finally taking advantage of her one night in the forest. Tess gives birth to his child and christens the boy Sorrow. Shortly after the birth, however, Sorrow dies. Tess is forced to seek work again, this time as a milkmaid at the Talbothays Dairy. It is during this happy period that Tess befriends three fellow milkmaids and a man named Angel Clare. Tess falls in love with Angel and they soon marry, but it is not until after the wedding that Tess confesses she has a past and lost her son: Rather than forgive her, Angel gives Tess money and boards a ship bound for Brazil. Once again Tess is faced with life on her own, forced to fight for her survival. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

Biographie de l'auteur

Thomas Hardy, OM (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens was another important influence. Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Most of his fictional works – initially published as serials in magazines – were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex. They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre numéro de téléphone mobile.




Détails sur le produit


Quels sont les autres articles que les clients achètent après avoir regardé cet article?

Commentaires en ligne

4.5 étoiles sur 5
5 étoiles
1
4 étoiles
1
3 étoiles
0
2 étoiles
0
1 étoile
0
Voir les deux commentaires client
Partagez votre opinion avec les autres clients

Meilleurs commentaires des clients

Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Lors de sa parution, le livre a scandalisé la société intolérante qu'il dénonçait, au point de dégoûter son auteur d'écrire des romans.
T. Hardy situe son récit dans l'Angleterre puritaine du 19ème siècle, dans les milieux ruraux du pays. Tess, jolie jeune fille, est stigmatisée très jeune par sa liaison -courte et forcée- avec un libertin. Par la suite, toute ses tentatives pour retrouver une vie "normale" échoueront, car la morale étriquée de l'époque (spécialement envers les femmes) ne saurait lui pardonner sa "faute".
Tess, par certains côtés, peut être comparée à Lady Chatterley : Les deux femmes sont la victime des préjugés de leur époque, et toutes deux finiront par se révolter, mais de façon très différente. Lady Chatterley fuira son milieu et son pays pour suivre celui qu'elle aime, Tess tuera celui qu'elle considère comme le responsable de ses malheurs. Pour Lady Chatterley, la vie continuera, celle de Tess se terminera au bout d'une corde.
Le livre est très agréable à lire, en dépit de quelques longueurs, le style est toujours alerte et élégant, les phrases, plutôt longues, sont toujours très équilibrées. Les descriptions des paysages champêtres sont remarquables, les lire revient à contempler une toile de Constable ou de Turner.
Un livre que je recommande, donc, il peut être lu assez facilement, même par ceux qui ne maitrisent pas à fond les subtilités de l'anglais.
1 commentaire 4 personnes ont trouvé cela utile. Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ? Oui Non Commentaire en cours d'envoi...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Désolé, nous n'avons pas réussi à enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Le livre a été reçu dans le délais prévu. Il étais dans l'état esperé. Je recommande à tous ceux qui ont aimé Far from the mading crowd d'acheter ce livre.
Remarque sur ce commentaire Avez-vous trouvé ce commentaire utile ? Oui Non Commentaire en cours d'envoi...
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Désolé, nous n'avons pas réussi à enregistrer votre vote. Veuillez réessayer
Signaler un abus

Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.1 étoiles sur 5 108 commentaires
34 internautes sur 38 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tess of the D'Urbervilles 18 juin 2003
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This book has touched me in a very different way than many others have. It is a tragic story and envelopes the reader in a different kind of sadness - a sadness which one cannot pull out of quickly or just draw aside. Many thoughts contained in this book are worthy of reflection. Each lingers in your heart. The happy moments are all tinged with a bitter taste. Each character is flawed as a natural human being and each mistake they make reflects on their future and affects them drastically. Tess Durbeyfield is one of the most tragic characters I have ever read of. From the moment she leaves her home to the supposed D'Urberville relatives, she is pushed into catastrophes and heartaches that just lead to more doom. I recommend this book to any reader who is willing to undergo the myriad of emotions that accompanies Tess's journey through demise. It is not for the flippant, unconcerned, and unsympathetic reader. Everything that happens to Tess happens for a reason, and the reader must be able to realize how each affects her to appreciate this book. Read this book and expect to ponder on many philosophical wonderings. This book WILL affect you! It is worthy of any person seeking a deep and life-affecting novel.
14 internautes sur 15 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Beautifully Written and Pessimistic 2 septembre 2008
Par E. Moeckel - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Bleak and depressing, as far as the plot is concerned it's sort of like Hardy was experimenting with how many terrible things he could make happen to a trusting, wonderful person, until she's finally crushed under the weight of the world and her society. Really makes you feel awful to read it, honestly, but that's ok because the writing is beautiful and the structure is flawless. There are moments of pure poetry on a Shakespearean level, that make you want to weep for all humanity. The characters, especially Tess, are very believable, and the psychology effecting their decisions is what drives the story, for me. I'm impressed, I'm going to read more Hardy. I've looked around and it seems like most of his books are similar - a great set-up to a disaster, all the while people's hearts being ripped out of their chests and their hopes and dreams crushed one after another by a cruel world and cruel circumstances. He obviously had a pretty tragic and pessimistic view of our human situation, but a view that must have filled him with sympathy. He really goes into his characters' heads and makes you feel their pain through it all, going through the stages of their grief, with really amazing descriptions that feel dead on. Or at least that's what he did in this book.

Also, it's pretty amazing that he blatantly pointed out the sexual double standards of his time and their utter hipocrysy. It's so crazy that people in Hardy's day were outraged after the publication of this book by the subtitle, "A Pure Woman," because Tess was raped. When you keep in mind how firmly these ideas of purity and female sexuality were implanted in people's minds, it makes the plot completely believable.
8 internautes sur 8 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 I read this for fun (really!) 9 octobre 2013
Par Patrick - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
As a former English major, I never had the opportunity to read Hardy. So, when I read that Hardy was one of Jhumpa Lahiri's favorite authors (and JL is one of MY favorites), I decided to read my first Hardy novel. I'm not sure why I selected "Tess" over some of Hardy's more celebrated works, but once I started I was hooked. As others have stated, it's terribly sad and tragic (as literature of this period can be), but I didn't find that to be a problem. And, even though it was a bit daunting to read a "classic" without the assistance and discipline of a classroom and teacher (pop quizzes!), the prose, while beautiful and dense, was fluid and easy to follow (there are some antiquated terms and jargon, but that's what Google is for). I will now watch the Polanski film, which I hear is just as great. If you're looking for a classic that will truly speak to the time it was written, which speaks to the social conventions of Victorian England and the role (oppression) of poor women in that time, you can't do better. I was never bored, but I really focused and plowed through. You won't regret it.
17 internautes sur 20 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Cruel To Be Cruel 27 juin 2012
Par Bill Slocum - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
When is pain the necessary entry price for involving oneself in great fiction, and when is it simply something you might call "author abuse"? I believe the tipping place can be found somewhere in the pages of Thomas Hardy's most famous novel.

In it, we meet young Tess Durbeyfield, a simple English farm girl who struggles to make it through everyday life. Her father, convinced he's the rightful heir of an extinct family of Norman nobles, the D'Urbervilles, is a shiftless layabout who drinks and lets his numerous children do his chores. The family starves quite pitifully until fate puts in the first of several appearances. Tess meets a rich young bravo who goes by the D'Urberville name and decides to merge his bloodline with that of Tess, no matter what she thinks about that.

Alec D'Urberville is one of two men whose attentions cause Tess much heartache and make up the substance of the book. Actually, there are three such men if you count Hardy, which I pretty much do. Alec is a right cad and Angel Clare, the other man, manages the impressive feat of being much worse, but neither lays for Tess the snares Hardy does, of horrible coincidences, contrived reverses in character, and way too much tolerance for ill treatment. There's even a letter-swallowing carpet. Man, I hate when carpets do that!

When Hardy isn't pounding poor Tess into the ground, he's doing the same to us, pointing out how Tess in her misery represents the nullity of our common existence. "She might have seen that what had bowed her head so profoundly - the thought of the world's concern at her situation - was founded on an illusion," he writes. "She was not an existence, an experience, a passion, a structure of sensations, to anyone but herself."

If only!

Here's the rub. "Tess" is a pretty pleasing book to read if you manage to ignore or at least discount the plot. Hardy writes with great verve and knowledge about the world of his characters, fictional Wessex with its villages of hayricks and barn dances. At times it's like reading Wordsworth, and at others it's like reading Lovecraft. I don't know how else to describe a writer who can wax so lyrical and then shift into something darkly surreal and macabre without missing a beat. He was a master of description at the height of his powers in 1891 when he published this.

"Tess" is also a deep book, with much Biblical allusion and symbolic foreshadowing matted into the subtext. Reading the novel with an online study guide helps bring out a rich harvest of Hardy's learned genius, as you can see the careful layering and connecting up he does throughout the book.

Alas, it doesn't make the story itself any more digestible.

Tess herself is hard not to care for, but she's frustratingly passive in a way that can not be blamed simply on the time and place where her story is set. She seems more of a piece with something Hardy was trying to say of the human condition, of suffering being one's lot in this vale of tears. You keep hoping things will turn around, but pretty soon you see the author has other ideas. Hardy pretty much wants her to suffer, so she does.

Maybe in some imaginary alternative existence, I'll be treated to the scene of Hardy being called to some kind of literary court of law, answering for the misery he put me through here. I'll gladly waive my charges against him - only if they let me watch when it's Tess's turn to collect.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 I wanted to reach in and shake her by the shoulders! 27 décembre 2007
Par South Park Dayton Momma - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I read this in about 8 hours. I loved the prose, the descriptions, the whole feel of the book. I have to say I have a hard time with the type of heroine who just lets things happen to her like this. You know the characters I am referring to---I mean this book was kind-of like an 8 hour train wreck. I knew what was going to happen, well, at least that it wouldn't have a happy ending. But the writing is so great I couldn't help myself!
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ? Dites-le-nous


Commentaires

Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?