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Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007353545 (0007353545)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 574
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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. ...
danae rated it
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
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5.0 The Poetry of Revictimization
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...
Stewartry rated it
4.0 So much better than I remembered
** 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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4.0 Tess of the d'Urbervilles
The chance discovery by a young peasant woman that she is a descendant of the noble family of d'Urbervilles is to change the course of her life. Tess Durbeyfield leaves home on the first of her fateful journeys, and meets the ruthless Alec d'Urberville. Thomas Hardy's impassioned story tells of hope...
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