The following map was taken from Silvia García Bencomo's "Tess on the Road: Ways and Paths as Spatial Elements in the Plot of Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles." In her article, she concludes Hardy employs the landscape, its roads and paths, to represent the various circular phases of Tess's life. Told within a circular narrative structure, García Bencomo argues Tess is trapped within the conventions of her social environment and cannot escape her tragic fate.
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This page references:
- Thomas Hardy's Wessex Map. Anonymously published in The Bookman
- Thomas Hardy's Wessex map drawing of Tess's Country
- The Wessex Novels Edition Map. London: Osgood Mcllvaine, 1895
- The Wessex of Thomas Hardy's Novels and Poems. In The Wessex of Thomas Hardy, 1902
- Hardy's Wessex map portraying the idea of a circular and enclose setting.