Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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What are the ills of Victorian society that Hardy addresses in Tess of the d'Urbervilles?

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Hardy addresses the Industrial Revolution and the dehumanization created by the factory driven cities. He portrays the destabilization of rural communities as a result of industry, the inability of family farms to keep up with the economic demand of the time, and the need for families to be broken apart so that...

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