Tess Of The D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

In Brief

When Tess Durbeyfield is persuaded by her impoverished but hopeful parents to claim a connection with the noble D'Urberville family, she ends up disgraced and ruined. A new life and love are held out to her by gentlemanly Angel Clare, but Tess must decide whether to confess her shameful past and risk losing him forever.

Why you should read it

Teeming with exquisite descriptions and heart-wrenching observations, Hardy's most famous novel evokes a world we have lost filled with dilemmas and tensions that are still rife today.

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