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Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (abridged)

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Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Abridged)

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On an evening in the latter part of May…

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The village of Marlott…

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As for Tess Durbeyfield…

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Her mother at length agreed to this arrangement…

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The haggling business…

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He had an almost swarthy complexion…

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As the moment for the girl's setting out drew nigh…

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The chief pleasure in Trantridge…

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She was silent…

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It was a Sunday morning in late October…

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It was a hazy sunrise in August…

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On a thyme-scented, bird-hatching morning…

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When the milking was finished…

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Tess had never in her recent life been so happy…

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Clare, restless, went out into the dusk…

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It was not till that evening…

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An up-hill and down-dale ride…

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Her refusal, though unexpected…

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'Now, who mid ye think I’ve heard news o' this morn…'

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One afternoon several of the dairyman's household…

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She mounted again beside her lover…

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Tess wrote a most touching and urgent letter…

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They gently led her back…

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Angel felt that he would like to spend a day…

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New Year's Eve broke - the wedding-day.

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They drove by the level road…

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Her narrative ended…

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'Tess, am I to believe this?'

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Midnight came and passed silently…

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It was three weeks after the marriage…

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More than eight months subsequent…

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The solitude was at last broken…

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He looked sullenly at her…

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The moment that she moved…

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'The fact is,' said d'Urberville drily…

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He did not accompany her further…

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At length it was the eve…

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It was evening at Emminster Vicarage.

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Broken in heart and numbed…

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Their long repose at the manor-house…

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The city of Wintoncester…

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