Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/1/2008

Ancestral Allure

The dewy and innocent milkmaid at the center of Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” is destroyed not by rape or heartbreak; what does her in is genealogy. The problems start on the book’s first page, when a troublemaking parson calls Tess’s bumpkin father “Sir John.” for more click here

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