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Thomas Hardy’s greatest literary love was poetry, but he wrote novels because they brought in the money. Tess of the D’Urbervilles has always been the most beloved of his books. Hardy’s life was a long one and the story of his funeral is an intriguing one – discover it with me.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles is a tragic story – one doesn’t feel happy when it is read, and yet it’s a book that draws us back. What is the subtle power of this novel and why do we love it?
Come and explore the riches of this classic with me and learn more about its themes and characters.
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