Tess of the d'Urbervilles Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 30–34: Summary and Analysis

Thomas Hardy

Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 30–34: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
A man from Trantridge: recalling Tess’s past, he makes a judgmental comment about her

The carriage driver: a broken-down, 60-year-old with a running wound on his leg

Jonathan Kail: a simple minded farm worker

Summary
Along the way to the station, Angel points out Wellbridge Manor, a converted farmhouse that was once a mansion belonging to the D’Urberville family. Angel again pleads with Tess to marry him. She says she must first tell him about her history and begins to tell him about her upbringing and hometown. Just as she is about to tell her past troubles, she says instead that she is not a Durbeyfield, but a D’Urberville. Angel takes this for...

(The entire section is 1728 words.)