Tess of the D'urbervilles
One of literature's greatest and most tragic heroines.
A beautiful and hearty farm girl, Tess Durbeyfield is about to have her life tragically changed by forces outside her control: lust, poverty, and hypocrisy. This controversial Victorian tale has come to be recognized as a triumph of literary art.
“What a commonplace genius he has; or a genius for the commonplace—I don’t know which.”—D. H. Lawrence
“The greatest tragic writer among English novelists.”—Virginia Woolf