Tess of the D'Urbervilles(Paperback Edition)
by David Snodin by Thomas Hardy
When the Durbeyfields send their daughter Tess to pursue a tenuous family connection with the wealthy D'Urbervilles in the hope of improving their fortunes, Tess's life is changed irrevocably. A manipulative friendship with her 'cousin' ends in a shocking act of betrayal, and Tess is forced to return home shamed and outcast.
Hope of real love arrives when Tess meets kind parson's son Angel Clare and it seems happiness is finally within her reach. Yet, in a society of twisted morality and in the ever-looming shadow of Tess's past, will Angel Clare accept her?