Tess of the D’Ubervilles

Thursday 13 September 2007
by  Eloise C
popularity : 1%

Life for any lower class young woman in the XIX century is all traced out : getting married, raising children, doing everyday housework chores and earning a living. However Tess is set out - by her parents and herself - for a different life but fate and society seem to be against her, as she struggles throughout her whole life seeking for happiness. The difference between appearance and reality pushes Tess to make bad decisions.

A wonderful book that gives a good impression of classics, even though at some points, the old-styled language is hard to follow.