Tess of the Durbervilles (Wordsworth Hardback Library)
Publish date: February 1994
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
I'm pretty sure I read this back when I was living in London and had hour-long commutes, which gave me time for reading long books. The only thing I remembered was that Tess had some hardships and spent time one winter digging "Swedes" (Swedish turnips; actually, rutabaga) out of the frozen ground. ...
2014: ...What? (2 stars)2016: I remember the first time I finished this book, in bed in my college dorm room with my mouth hanging open from the moment Tess declared "I have killed him!" A second reading really was necessary to process.I think I care more for Tess than I usually care about character...
Those crazy brits! Not too bad of a story. You see one end coming,her getting back with Angel, but the twist ending surely ruffled some feathers back in the 1800s.
SpolersSometimes a book out of my past comes singing to me, and I know that the time to reread it is now, although I invariably don't know why. That does not happen very often and I have always known that I will reread Tess. I first read Tess twenty years ago and it began a love affair for me with...
** spoiler alert ** Spoilers be nigh. I read this in high school (sort of), which may explain why I hated it so passionately. I think the only thing I ever read in school that I didn't hate with a passion was Romeo and Juliet (and I was apparently very lucky about that – I understand school usually...
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