Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Paperback)

By Thomas Hardy

Random House (UK), 9780099511625, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008



Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich "relatives," the D Urbervilles, in hope that they might help her alleviate her own family's poverty. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads her onto a path that is beset with suffering and betrayal. When she falls in love with another man, Angel Clare, Tess sees a potential escape from her past, but only if she can tell him her shameful secret.

About the Author

Thomas Hardy (1840 1928)is also the author of"Far from the Madding Crowd" and "Jude the Obscure.""