Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a novel by Thomas Hardy that was first published in 1891.


See a complete list of the characters in Tess of the d’Urbervilles and in-depth analyses of Tess Durbeyfield, Alec d’Urberville, and Angel Clare.

Literary Devices

Here is where you will find analysis of the key themes, motifs, and symbols in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, as well as descriptions of other literary devices used in the novel.

Deeper Study

Go further in your study of Tess of the d’Urbervilles by reading background information about Thomas Hardy and his novel as well as mini essays on key topics.


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