Hardy Tells The Story Of Tess Durbeyfield, A Beautiful Young Woman Living With Her Impoverished Family In Wessex, The Southwestern English County Immortalized By Hardy After The Family Learns Of Their Connection To The Wealthy D Urbervilles, They Send Tess To Claim A Portion Of Their Fortune.
A Pair of Blue Eyes in 1873 In the novel, Hardy chose to leave one of his protagonists, Knight, literally hanging off a cliff staring into the stony eyes of a trilobite embedded in the rock that has been dead for millions of years This became the archetypal and literal cliff hanger of Victorian prose Excerpted from
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- Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented
- Thomas Hardy
- 08 January 2017 Thomas Hardy