Thomas Hardy - an English writer, who is characterized by the definition, which expresses the main mission of literature: to portray the natural and the spiritual essence of man. Many-sided nature of Thomas Hardy's talent makes some people perceive his work as "masterpieces of romance", while the others consider them as pamphlets against caste inequality. Tess of the d'Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy’s novel, first published in 1891. The main character of this complicated story - a girl named Tess. Because of her life circumstances she must carry the burden of caring for the whole family. This tragic story about temptation, love and betrayal continues to excite, makes wonder, evoke a sincere response from the millions of readers around the world for many years.