Tess of the D'Urbervilles portrays one of the most striking and tragic heroines of classic literature. The compelling story is, first, a romantic tale of love gone astray. Second, it is an indictment of the British class system revered by some Victorians. And finally, it is an inquiry into what deities or fates control the destinies of humans. This is the novel that lifted Thomas Hardy to a position of world fame. Distinguished British actor Stephen Thorne's reading is masterful. A Cover to Cover Unabridged Classic. 10 cassettes.