Tess of the d'Urbervilles Characters

  • Tess Durbeyville, an uneducated peasant who falls victim to many personal disasters.
  • Alec Stoke-d'Urberville, who takes advantage of Tess. She kills him in the end.
  • Angel Clare, Tess' husband, who abandons her to travel to Brazil.
  • Richard Crick, the owner of Talbothays Dairy, where Tess works as a milkmaid.
  • Jack Durbeyfield, Tess' alcoholic father.
  • Joan Durbeyfield, Tess's practical mother.
  • Sorrow, Tess' child, who dies soon after being born. 

Characters

Generally the novel's minor characters sometimes come to life with quick, deft strokes of defining habits or idiom, such as Joan Derbyfield's...

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