Tess of the D’urbervilles is concerned not with the modern city, but with life in the country. In what ways could the text be regarded as a ‘Modern Novel’, in spite of its rural setting?

The 19th Century was rich in women writers and characters. They introduced a woman’s perspective in literary writing which had never seen before. They also showed the role of women struggling in the face of social conflict, an imbalance of class prejudices followed by some sort of redemption. However, in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, written […]