TBT: Tess (1979)


I’m hugely fond of Thomas Hardy’s novels, having started graduate study in the topic of Victorian literature. What appeals to me is how Hardy tried to write complex women struggling with and against 19th-century moral strictures, without sentimentalizing or sensationalizing women. He did an admirable job considering his own biases and strained relationships with the women in his life. One of his greatest and perhaps best-known works is Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented (1891). And the first and best filmed adaption of this novel is Tess (1979).

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Trystan L. Bass

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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. Her costuming adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also ran a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

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  1. MrsC

    I bloody love that movie, saw it when it came out and I was a young teen and totally fell in love with everything about it.


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