This is the story of a man returning to his native area from Paris and his fatal marriage to, Eustacia, the one woman in all of Dorset shire that he should not marry. She is too free-spirited and sensuous, while he is very solemn and wanting to settle and raise a family. The story infers of the belief that one impersonal force that controls us like destiny or fate. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.