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Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
The following excerpt is from a novel set in England in the late 19th century.

Hardy, Thomas. Tess of the D'Urbervilles : A Pure Woman. New York: Harper & Bros., 1892. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

What is the purpose of this passage?


To create a sense of foreboding about events that will happen later in the novel.


To provide information about the geography and cultural history of the village of Marlott.


To introduce the reader to the main characters in the novel.


To give some insight into the changing seasons and farm culture of the village of Marlott.

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