Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

By Thomas Hardy

  • Release Date: 2011-04-18
  • Genre: Classics
Tess of the d'Urbervilles book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 366 Ratings)

Tess of the d'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Tess Durbeyfield is a poor young woman living with her peasant family. Her days are simple, caring for her parents and aspiring to a quiet and happy life. But when her beauty catches the eye of the licentious Alec Stoke-d'Urberville, he takes advantage of her trusting nature and leaves her alone and pregnant. Tess is forced to cope with a sick infant and a society that vilifies unwed mothers. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, the handsome preacher's son Angel Clare, she struggles with the damager her dark past could do to her future.

Against the rural backdrop of southern England, Thomas Hardy weaves a tale that challenges sexual morality and unjust gender standards. It is a novel far ahead of its time.

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User reviews about this book

  • yes.

    4
    By Hello Friends ⛄️
    dis iz rwel lyfe man.
  • Tragically sad

    5
    By Lucky lady in FL
    An excellent read. How times have changed.
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    4
    By Kgaran
    I really enjoyed the story until the abrupt undescript ending.
  • Wow...

    5
    By DaisyJJ
    Amazing characters. I understood their feelings and actions matched exactly as Hardy had developed the characters. He shows how we can be our own worst enemies...
  • Amazing story. Truly a classic.

    5
    By Sayso2
    Wonderful book;truly a classic.
  • Tess d'urbyfield

    5
    By Deemkk
    Excellent Olde English Novel , a great vocabulary building book. Thoroughly enjoyable !!!
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    5
    By Amy Wiegelman
    An absolute "must read."

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