A Digital and Naturalistic Landscape of Thomas Hardy's Wessex: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Map versions of Wessex

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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