“Tess of the d’Urbervilles” discussion March 10

Join us on Wednesday, March 10 at 1 pm for a discussion of Thomas Hardy’s classic, “Tess of the d’Ubervilles.” The novel is set in motion when the ne’er-do-well sire of a starving brood suddenly discovers a family connection to the aristocracy, and his selfish scheme to capitalize on their wealth emerges. Thomas Hardy’s sympathetic portrait of a blameless young woman’s destruction first appeared in 1891. Its powerful indictment of Victorian hypocrisy, along with its unconventional focus on the rural lower class and its direct treatment of sexuality and religion, raised a ferocious public outcry. Considered by many to be Hardy’s finest work. Books are now available. It is also available on Hoopla in downloadable ebook or audiobook versions.

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