Study Guide

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Characters

Tess Durbeyfield

Here's the weird thing about Tess and history. For readers today, it's obvious that Tess is not...

Alec D'Urberville

Ugh. This little weasel, with his Snidley Whiplash mustache. We hate him so much we almost want...

Angel Clare

Part of the difficulty in interpreting Angel—or Tess, for that matter—is that Hardy's...

Joan Durbeyfield

Joan Durbeyfield might not appear too often, but she's an important character, nonetheless. In...

Jack Durbeyfield

What's there to say about Jack Durbeyfield? He's a minor character, but like Mrs. Durbeyfield, he...