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You can't help it—while reading this book you will pause to say, "Poor Tess." The sorrow is amplified by the occasions when Tess or other characters *almost* get to start anew and find happiness.

10 Amazing Novels That Are Super Long, But Totally Worth It

You can't help it—while reading this book you will pause to say, "Poor Tess." The sorrow is amplified by the occasions when Tess or other characters *almost* get to start anew and find happiness.

Joe Wilson - Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Vintage)

Joe Wilson - Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Vintage)

I loved Gemma Arterton in the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. After seeing it, I really began envisioning her as Lizzy Ainsworth.

I loved Gemma Arterton in the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. After seeing it, I really began envisioning her as Lizzy Ainsworth.

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Roses are seldom better displayed than when looking down at us from above, so Climbing Roses are the amongst the most valuable of all garden roses. They are perfectly suited to growing over arches and on pillars, trellises, pergolas, pillars and obelisks. Nearly all climbers have the advantage of repeat-flowering, providing colour and interest all …

Roses are seldom better displayed than when looking down at us from above, so Climbing Roses are the amongst the most valuable of all garden roses. They are perfectly suited to growing over arches and on pillars, trellises, pergolas, pillars and obelisks. Nearly all climbers have the advantage of repeat-flowering, providing colour and interest all …

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Gemma Arterton as Tess Durbeyfield, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, TV Mini-Series (2008)

Gemma Arterton as Tess Durbeyfield, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, TV Mini-Series (2008)

Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.

Thomas Hardy Framed Art Print

Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.

Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.

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Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy | "Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way, and you did not help me!"

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy | "Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way, and you did not help me!"

Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.

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Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. He gained fame as the author of novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Hardy's poetry, though prolific, was not as well received during his lifetime.