tess d'urbervilles

I don’t know about ghosts, but I do know that our souls can be made to go outside our bodies when we are alive. A very easy way to feel them go is to lie on the grass at night and look straight up at some big bright star; and, by fixing your mind upon it, you will soon find that you are hundreds and hundreds of miles away from your body, which you don’t seem to want at all.
—  Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
The daylight has nothing to show me, since you are not here.
—  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Tess of the Durbervilles
Thomas Hardy
Macmillan and Co 1926 -
First Edition thus printed on large paper in an edition of 325 copies only signed by the Author. 41 fine Wood engravings by Vivian Gribble (1888 to 6 February 1932) this being her final work

literary predecessors: violet baudelaire and tess of the d’urbervilles 

never in her life – she could swear it from the bottom of her soul – had she ever intended to do wrong; yet these hard judgments had come. whatever her sins, they were not sins of intention, but of inadvertence, and why should she have been punished so persistently?

—¿Dijiste que las estrellas eran mundos, Tess?
—Sí, hombre.
—¿Lo mismo que el nuestro?
—No sé, aunque creo que sí. Algunas veces parecen las manzanas de nuestro huerto. Casi todas sanas y en sazón. Aunque hay alguna que otra picada.
—Y el mundo en que vivimos nosotros, ¿está sano o picado?
—Picado, Abraham.
—  Tess de D'Urberville, Thomas Hardy
Literary Zodiac Signs

Aries -  Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious

Alec D’urberville (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)
King Arthur (Avalon)

Taurus -  Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience

Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones)
Gendry Waters (Game of Thrones) 
Mr. Knightley (Emma)

Gemini -  Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable 

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Edward Ferrars (Sense and Sensibility)
Edmund Bertram (Mansfield Park)

Cancer -  Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective

Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre)
Marianne Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
Raoul de Chagny (The Phantom of the Opera)
Guinevere (Avalon)

Leo -  Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative

Mr. Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)
Anne Elliot (Persuasion)
Mr. John Thornton (North and South)

Virgo -  Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Margaret Hale (North and South)

Libra -  Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection

Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
Jaqen H’ghar (Game of Thrones)
Morgana (Avalon)

Scorpio -  Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding

Cap. Wentworth (Persuasion)
Tess D’urberville (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera)
Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)

Sagittarius -  Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism

Mr. Willoughby (Sense and Sensibility)
Henry Crawford (Mansfield Park)
Emma Woodhouse (Emma)
Lancelot (Avalon)

Capricorn -  Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful

Col. Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
Edgar Linton (Wuthering Heights)

Aquarius -  Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous

Angel Claire (Tess of the D’urbervilles)
Fanny Price (Mansfield Park)

Pisces -  Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive

Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
Christine Daae (The Phantom of the Opera)

There is no better feeling than being tucked in bed reading Thomas Hardy…