Tess of the D’Urbervilles

 

Tess Durbeyfield, the protagonist of this story is a poor young woman who belongs to the 19the century. The fact that separates her from the rest of the female characters of that period is that she is a hardworking girl, who is capable of working and getting her due diligence. But life never seems to be easy for Tess, whose life goes downhill when she meets her cousin Alec.