Damon Wildeve is the publican at Egdon Heath, a former engineer wanting the quiet life. He tries to decide between two women for his love and eventually marries Thomasin. Eustasia, the other, hopes to be swept off to Paris by marrying Clym Yeobright. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928. The book has been widely criticised as being immoral and pessimistic.
C.C. (U.K., 2016)