A Conversation for Thomas Hardy - author
Inspiration for Tess...
Lbclaire Started conversation Feb 22, 2005
Don't know if this is true, but an English lecturer of mine at Reading University used to say he had met the woman (very old!) who was Hardy's inspiration for Tess. It may be a load of rubbish, but he based a lecture on it and it was one of the more interesting ones, at least!
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