Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

with Bruce Bigley

Class Description

We will read and discuss Thomas Hardy's penultimate novel, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, in which Hardy confronts the injustice of Victorian sexual morality by portraying the fate of Tess, who has violated its norms. The reaction to Hardy's portrayal may have led to his abandonment of the novel form after his next novel and it certainly has inspired twentieth century novelists like Lawrence and John Fowles to dismantle the double standards which were the Victorian norm. Any unabridged version is fine for the class. ZOOM Thursdays: 10:30am - 12:00pm Class Limit: 20

  • Starts Jul 7
  • 40 US dollars
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Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops before the second meeting of the class.

Contact Details


3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA