Table of Contents

Thomas Hardy: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Appendix A: General Preface to the Wessex Edition of 1912

Appendix B: Bowdlerized Passages from the Graphic

Appendix C: Hardy’s “Saturday Night in Arcady” (1891) and “The Midnight Baptism” (1891)

Appendix D: Hardy’s Map of Wessex (1895)

Appendix E: Hardy’s “Tess’s Lament” (1911)

Appendix F: Contemporary Reviews

  1. From Unsigned, Pall Mall Gazette (31 December 1891)
  2. Clementina Black, Illustrated London News
    (9 January 1892)
  3. From Unsigned, The Athenaeum (9 January 1892)
  4. From Unsigned [R.H. Hutton], The Spectator (23 January 1892)
  5. From Andrew Lang, The New Review (February 1892)
  6. From Unsigned, Review of Reviews (February 1892)
  7. From Unsigned [Mowbray Morris], The Quarterly Review
    (April 1892)
  8. From Unsigned, Novel Review (March 1892)
  9. From Grant Allen, Novel Review (July 1892)
  10. From Andrew Lang, Longman’s Magazine
    (November 1892)
  11. From D.F. Hannigan, The Westminster Review (1892)

Appendix G: Contemporary News

  1. “Execution of the Convict Martha Brown” (14 August 1856)
  2. “Accident” (17 October 1872)
  3. [“The Turberville Coach”] (4 June 1885)
  4. “Shocking Suicide” (2 August 1888)

Appendix H: Contemporary Debates on Women, Sexuality, and Fiction

  1. From Unsigned, “Outrages on Women,” North British Review (May 1896)
  2. From Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Wild Women as Social Insurgents,” The Nineteenth Century (October 1891)
  3. From Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Partisans of the Wild Women,” The Nineteenth Century (March 1892)
  4. From Mona Caird, “A Defense of the So-Called ‘Wild Women,’” The Nineteenth Century (May 1892)
  5. From Unsigned, “Men’s Women in Fiction,” The Westminster Review (May 1898)
  6. From D.F. Hannigan, “Sex in Fiction,” The Westminster Review (1895)

Appendix I: Hardy’s “Candour in English Fiction” (1890)

Appendix J: Excerpts from Hardy’s Autobiography

Works Cited and Recommended Reading

Posted on October 29, 2015