Everything you need to understand or teach Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.
Part OneAn Insignificant Incident and Its Consequences
Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles begins with a seemingly insignificant incident: John Durbeyfield, a middle-aged peddler, is informed during a chance encounter on his way home one May evening that he is the descendent of an "ancient and knightly family," the d'Urbervilles. On learning this "useless piece of information," "Sir John" has a horse and carriage fetched for him so that he can arrive home in a manner more befitting his new station. He then goes out drinking, getting so drunk that he is unable to get up In the middle of the night to make a delivery to a nearby town for the following morning. Tess, his... View more of the Tess of the d'Urbervilles Summary
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