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Margaret R. Higonnet
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 7 years ago
Ok. I'm really disappointed!I've been planning to read Tess of the d'Urbervilles for so long, and depending on the large number of its positive reviews, I expected it to be one of my all time favorites. To be honest, I loved the first 100 pages of the novel and I really enjoyed them, but then I bega...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 7 years ago
“I felt a little like a man reading a very grim book. A Thomas Hardy novel, say. You know how it’s going to end, but instead of spoiling things, that somehow increases your fascination. It’s like watching a kid run his electric train faster and faster and waiting for it to derail on one of the curve...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 years ago
Gee, what a bleak, bleak, bleak read. Did I mention the book was bleak? I had 14 hours to kill between trains and airports on the way back from Christmas and this was the book I picked. Unfortunately. Or maybe fortunately as otherwise I probably would not have finished it. Having been through th...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
In terms of sheer style, this is one of the best books I've ever read. I'm not a fan by and large of Victorian fiction, but Hardy, while having all the hallmarks, does it all so skillfully it's akin to an edifice like Chartes Cathedral--the epitome of its kind. The omniscient point of view is master...
say what mofos
say what mofos rated it 8 years ago
Before i get into my review, I just have to say I've enjoyed myself immensely reading this. I gladly participated in a buddy-read to increase my exposure to Literature of the kind and had no expectations. Tess as a character will always stay with me, I have admiration for her struggle though not for...
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