TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
When disaster hits the Durbeyfield family, the daughter, Tess, must find a solution. She goes to work for Mrs D'Urberville, a wealthy relative, and meets her handsome but wicked son, Alec. The meeting affects the rest of Tess' life and leads to tragedy, not just for her, but for others in her life. This story ranks as one of Thomas Hardy's most moving and tragic novels.
Cross-curricular focus: Social History and Literature