Vintage Film Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles – A Beautiful Adaptation

Tess of the d’Urbervilles is Hardy’s best-known and most studied novel. Among other things, it challenged society’s treatment of women, especially those perceived to have fallen. Like many novels that criticise a society, it is a tragedy. This makes the film hard to watch at times, but it remains one of the best literary adaptations of Hardy’s work.