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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - It's hard to separate the characters and their actions from Hardy's intended social critique, especially as a modern audience, and especially because it's the exact opposite reaction contemporary readers had at the time of its publishing. We see a woman without self-respect whose passivity ruins her life, they saw a rollicking harlot who murders a dude for funsies, so what're you going to do?