Tess Of The d'Urbervilles By Thomas Hardy

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles 1 Tess of the d'Urbervilles The Project Gutenberg eBook, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman Author: Thomas Hardy Release Date: February, 1994 [eBook #110] This edition 11 released June 17, 2005 Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 Tess of the d'Urbervilles 2 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES*** E-text transcribed by Steve Menyhert, proof-read by Meredith Ricker and John Hamm, and revised by Joseph E. Loewenstein, M.D. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES A Pure Woman Faithfully presented by THOMAS HARDY Contents Phase the First: The Maiden, I-XI Phase the Second: Maiden No More, XII-XV Phase the Third: The Rally, XVI-XXIV Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, XXV-XXXIV Phase the Fifth: The Woman Pays, XXXV-XLIV Phase the Sixth: The Convert, XLV-LII Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment, LIII-LIX Phase the First: The Maiden 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 adjoining Vale of Blakemore, or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles 3 there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line. He occasionally gave a smart nod, as if in confirmation of some opinion, though he was not thinking of anything in particular. An empty egg-basket was slung upon his arm, the nap of his hat was ruffled, a patch being quite worn away at its brim where his thumb came in taking it off. Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray

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