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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles


by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why did contemporary critics think that this novel was "immoral"?
  2. Hardy points out various social problems in this novel. Does he offer any solutions?
  3. How much is Tess to blame for what happens to her?
  4. Does Tess deserve her final punishment?
  5. Do you think that Angel marries 'Liza-Lu after the close of the novel?

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