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Description - Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

In Autumn 2008 the BBC are bringing an exciting new TV adaptation of Thomas Hardy s classic Tess of the D Urbervilles to our screens. A tragic tale of love, seduction and betrayal,Tess of the D Urbervilles was named the nation s 12th favourite book in a poll for World Book Day in 2007 and this year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Thomas Hardy. This new four-part series has been written by award-winning novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls. David wrote Starter for Ten, which he then adapted to film starring James McAvoy, as well as the screenplay of And When Did You Last See Your Father? starring Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth. For TV, he adapted Much Ado About Nothing for the BBC's ShakespeareRe-told season, and has also written for the popular series Cold Feet. Tess of the D'Urbervilles has a stellar cast with big-screen names and familiar faces from a number major TV dramas including Gemma Arterton (James Bond- Quantum Of Solace, St Trinian's) playing Tess, Hans Matheson (The Virgin Queen, Dr Zhivago) as her seducer Alec, Eddie Redmayne (Elizabeth- The Golden Age, The Other B

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846075995
ISBN-10: 1846075998
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 29mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840. The son of a stonemason, he trained as an architect near Dorchester later moving to St Juliot's church in Cornwall, where he met his wife, Emma. By his death in 1928, Hardy had written numerous novels, short stories and poems including Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) The Woodlanders (1887) and his final novel Jude the Obscure (1895) - all of which have been adapted to TV and film. Hardy was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912 and presented with the Order of Merit by King George V.

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