Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented, also known as Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, Tess of the d'Urbervilles or just Tess, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, published by the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891.  Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. The original manuscript is on display at the British Library,  showing that it was originally titled "Daughter of the d'Urbervilles."  In 2003, the novel was listed at number 26 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.
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Tess of the d'Ubervilles
What is to be said? It's a Thomas Hardy work, so apparently predictable at the start, but then never to be so, a troubling, course treatise, a wonderful read,
Still a classic
I consider this one of Hardy’s best work. It is a tragedy, so beware. But it is well written, although I found him to be a bit loquacious in certain aspects especially when describing the landscape but it’s definitely worth the read.
Tess of d'urb
A classic enduring today. The ecstasy and
unalterable tragedies of love