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Tess of the d'Urbervilles. 4. I. On an evening in the latter part of May a middle- aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of. Marlott, in the. Download our free ePUB, PDF or MOBI eBooks to read on almost any device — your desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy. No cover available.
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However, Alec continues to pursue her and soon comes to Flintcomb-Ash to ask Tess to marry him, although she tells him she is already married.
He begins stalking her, despite repeated rebuffs, returning at Candlemas and again in early spring, when Tess is hard at work feeding a threshing machine. He tells her he is no longer a preacher and wants her to be with him. When he insults Angel, she slaps him, drawing blood. Tess then learns from her sister, Liza-Lu, that her father, John, is ill and that her mother is dying.
Tess rushes home to look after them. Her mother soon recovers, but her father unexpectedly dies from a heart condition. The impoverished family is now evicted from their home, as Durbeyfield held only a life lease on their cottage. Alec, having followed her to her home village, tries to persuade Tess that her husband is never coming back and offers to house the Durbeyfields on his estate.
Tess refuses his assistance several times.
She had earlier written Angel a psalm-like letter, full of love, self-abasement, and pleas for mercy, in which she begs him to help her fight the temptation she is facing. Now, however, she finally begins to realize that Angel has wronged her and scribbles a hasty note saying that she will do all she can to forget him, since he has treated her so unjustly. The Durbeyfields plan to rent some rooms in the town of Kingsbere, ancestral home of the d'Urbervilles, but arrive to find that the rooms have already been rented to another family.
All but destitute, they are forced to take shelter in the churchyard, under the D'Urberville window. Tess enters the church and in the d'Urberville Aisle, Alec reappears and importunes Tess again.
The scene ends with her desperately looking at the entrance to the d'Urberville vault and wishing herself dead. In the meantime, Angel has been very ill in Brazil and, his farming venture having failed, heads home to England. On the way, he confides his troubles to a stranger, who tells him that he was wrong to leave his wife; what she was in the past should matter less than what she might become.
Angel begins to repent his treatment of Tess. Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment 53—59 [ edit ] Upon his return to his family home, Angel has two letters waiting for him: Tess's angry note and a few cryptic lines from "two well-wishers" Izz and Marian , warning him to protect his wife from "an enemy in the shape of a friend".
He sets out to find Tess and eventually locates Joan, now well-dressed and living in a pleasant cottage. After responding evasively to his enquiries, she tells him Tess has gone to live in Sandbourne , a fashionable seaside resort. There, he finds Tess living in an expensive boarding house under the name "Mrs. He tenderly asks her forgiveness, but Tess, in anguish, tells him he has come too late.
Thinking he would never return, she has yielded at last to Alec d'Urberville's persuasion and has become his mistress. She gently asks Angel to leave and never come back. He departs, and Tess returns to her bedroom, where she falls to her knees and begins a lamentation.
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She blames Alec for causing her to lose Angel's love a second time, accusing Alec of having lied when he said that Angel would never return to her. The following events are narrated from the perspective of the landlady, Mrs.
The latter tries to listen in at the keyhole, but withdraws hastily when the argument between Tess and Alec becomes heated. She later sees Tess leave the house, then notices a spreading red spot — a bloodstain — on the ceiling.
She summons help, and Alec is found stabbed to death in his bed. Angel, totally disheartened, is leaving Sandbourne; Tess hurries after him and tells him that she has killed Alec, saying that she hopes she has won his forgiveness by murdering the man who ruined both their lives.
Angel does not believe her at first, but grants her his forgiveness and tells her that he loves her. Rather than heading for the coast, they walk inland, vaguely planning to hide somewhere until the search for Tess is ended and they can escape abroad from a port. They find an empty mansion and stay there for five days in blissful happiness, until their presence is discovered one day by the cleaning woman. They continue walking and, in the middle of the night, stumble upon Stonehenge , where Tess lies down to rest on an ancient altar.
Before she falls asleep, she asks Angel to look after her younger sister, Liza-Lu, saying that she hopes Angel will marry her after she is dead. At dawn, Angel sees that they are surrounded by police.
He finally realises that Tess really has committed murder and asks the men in a whisper to let her awaken naturally before they arrest her. When she opens her eyes and sees the police, she tells Angel she is "almost glad" because "now I shall not live for you to despise me".
Her parting words are, "I am ready. The novel closes with Angel and Liza-Lu watching from a nearby hill as the black flag signalling Tess's execution is raised over the prison.
Angel and Liza-Lu then join hands and go on their way. Symbolism and themes[ edit ] Sunset at Stonehenge Hardy's writing often explores what he called the "ache of modernism", and this theme is notable in Tess, which, as one critic noted,  portrays "the energy of traditional ways and the strength of the forces that are destroying them". General Introduction. Juliet Grindle and Simon Gatrell.
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Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy.Cambridge: Cambridge UP, Although the sense of anxiety and urgency about discovery may appear natu- ral, it is striking to recall that for at least one early reader this element in the plot was reason for incredulity on specifically social grounds. Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment 53—59 [ edit ] Upon his return to his family home, Angel has two letters waiting for him: Tess's angry note and a few cryptic lines from "two well-wishers" Izz and Marian , warning him to protect his wife from "an enemy in the shape of a friend".
Join Now Login. Her mother soon recovers, but her father unexpectedly dies from a heart condition. She would have laid down her life for 'ee. Angel notices Tess too late to dance with her, as he is already late for a promised meeting with his brothers. In this example, a material detail is significant. From this perspective we can easily see why unfulfilled ambitions, failed hopes and despair abound in the novel.
At Stonehenge, we can see a number of the key themes and ideas of the novel come to a head.