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

These are the oldest books on my shelf, 1925 and 1930. Much prettier in person than I could manage to capture. Very sturdy for their age but they still have an air that makes me handle with care.

(macrolit editorial: Gorgeous editions of Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Wessex Tales! Thank you so much for submitting.)

The daylight has nothing to show me, since you are not here.
—  Tess of the d'Urbervilles - 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)