Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Modern Library)
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1919. Random House. Previous owners signature on front endpage.
Tess is an innocent young girl until the day she goes to visit her rich "relatives," the D’Urbervilles, in hope that they might help her alleviate her own family’s poverty. Her encounter with her manipulative cousin, Alec, leads her onto a path that is beset with suffering and betrayal. When she falls in love with another man, Angel Clare, Tess sees a potential escape from her past, but only if she can tell him her shameful secret.