You can't help it—while reading this book you will pause to say, "Poor Tess." The sorrow is amplified by the occasions when Tess or other characters *almost* get to start anew and find happiness.

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I loved Gemma Arterton in the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. After seeing it, I really began envisioning her as Lizzy Ainsworth.

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Free Kindle Book - Tess of the d'Urbervilles, a Pure Woman

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy When I read this, I'd enjoy a slow read, I'd go over the passages again & again, it's so beautifully written.

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Ravelry: Crocheted Tess D'Urbervilles Shawl pattern by Kay Meadors

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