Key Facts of Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Full Title: Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Author: Thomas Hardy
Time of Writing: 1880’s, England
Date of First Publication: 1891
Setting: Wessex, Southwest of England
Conflict: Tess is seduced, left pregnant and then abandoned by the son of a wealthy family, making her true love unable to accept her as worthy later in life.