Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Recommended by Meg Rosoff, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #15 in Victorian, Ranked #31 in Eventssee more rankings.

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'How could I be expected to know? I was a child when I left this house four months ago. Why didn't you tell me there was danger in men-folk? Why didn't you warn me? '

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love...

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Meg Rosoff It’s very much about trying to find a place of happiness for yourself in a world full of obstacles, in a terrible maze of social change and convention at the end of the industrial revolution. (Source)

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