SparkNotes Tess of the d Urbervilles Characters See a complete list of the characters in Tess of the d Urbervilles and in depth analyses of Tess Durbeyfield, Alec d Urberville, and Angel Clare. Tess of the d Urbervilles Introduction Summary Tess of the d Urbervilles Tess is an innocent young girl whose life is changed dramatically when her family discovers its noble lineage and she becomes involved with a neighbour who bears the family s aristocratic name. Tess Oct , Tess had a lot going for it, a wonderful book and a director that was responsible for masterpieces like Chinatown, Repulsion and Rosemary s Baby Tess didn t quite live up to the promising potential it did have and I don t consider it one of Polanski s masterpieces. Tess of the d Urbervilles planetebook Tess of the d Urbervilles I On an evening in the latter part of May a middle aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blake, or Blackmoor. Tess of the D Urbervilles TV serial Tess of the D Urbervilles is a hour BBC television adaptation of Thomas Hardy s book of the same name The script is by David Nicholls It tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. Tess of the D Urbervilles TV Mini Series Sep , After Tess is refused a graveyard burial for her child, she leaves home and becomes a milkmaid The surprising perk of the job is the presence of Angel Clare, son of Watch Tess Prime Video This multiple Oscar winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy s Tess of the d Urbervilles A strong willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line.