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Tess of the D'urbervilles

Thomas Hardy - Author

Marcelle Clements - Introduction by

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ISBN 9781101141830 | 432 pages | 05 Sep 2006 | Signet Classic | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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