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TESS (tess)

Woman in a novel by Thomas Hardy
Common clue:
Hardy heroine; Hardy girl; “____ of the D'Urbervilles”; Hardy's “Pure Woman”; Hardy soul?
Crossword puzzle frequency: 7 times a year
Frequency in English language: 10254 / 86800
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Fear is the mother of foresight ~ Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1891. It initially appeared in a censored and serialized version, published by the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic. It is Hardy's penultimate novel, followed by Jude the Obscure. Though now considered a great classic of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day.

"He jumped up from his seat...and went quickly toward the desire of his eyes." 1891 illustration by Joseph Syddall

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