"Tess of the d'Urbervilles" is a novel by the English writer Thomas Hardy, published in 1891. The plot is set in England in the second half of the 19th century. The Durbeyfield family lives in the province. The main character, Tess, is forced to take care of her relatives, as her father is drunk without restraint. Soon, the Durbeyfields are on the brink of poverty, and Tess needs to put in even more effort to survive.