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Jude the Obscure
Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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GatheringBooks
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gradcat Love, love, love this! ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Jen2
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I would never have read this book without this podcast. It was great! I really hope he does another one.

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GatheringBooks
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AdaChivers
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Pickpick

Man, this book!
Halfway through it I noticed that I knew that story and found out that I've watched the movie with my favorite doctor and Kate Winslet.
This beautiful edition is from a Brazilian book of the month club.

Jen2 I‘m listening to a podcast of this book. It‘s quite good. 7mo
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erista
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Some #tbr possibilities for July, including some I may save for #24in48.

Soubhiville Nice stack! 8mo
DeleteAcct Yes, great stack! 👍👍 8mo
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llwheeler
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I thought #J titled books might be a bit harder to find for #30JuneBooks but I still found a dozen fairly quickly. Is that cause J titles are less rare than I guessed, or cause I have too many books? 🤔 gotta be the first one...

@howjessreads

Andrea4 How is it when I scroll past your posts (which only display books) I'm like, oh that's Lil! ??? Like, do I have your carpet memorized? 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
llwheeler @Andrea4 😂😂😂 9mo
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Asommers
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Pickpick

Bit of a downer, but asks some big questions on marriage, religion, and education.

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EmilieGR
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Certainly obscure and dark but totally original

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Mcoun
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Amazing writing, but what a terribly sad book! Just when you think it can‘t possibly get worse for Jude and Sue, it does.

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MatchlessMarie
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For worst couple I nominate Jude Fawley and Arabella Donn #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Jen2
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Just started this. He reads and comments on the book. Very funny!!!

deirdrebeecher But what about the worst most awful terrible thing. Surely nothing can make that funny. 14mo
Purrfectpages I love Michael Ian Black! 14mo
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Godmotherx5
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My new job involves a long commute. Leisure time has been limited the past few months. One way to “read” is with this hilarious podcast. Give it a whirl: https://www.earwolf.com/show/obscure-with-michael-ian-black/

Owlizabeth I love MIB!!! I‘ll have to check it out, thanks for the tip! 14mo
Godmotherx5 @Owlizabeth He is pretty funny. I hope you like the podcast. 14mo
Purrfectpages Michael Ian Black is the best! 14mo
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rabbitprincess
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My first Hardy, and I was pleasantly surprised by how readable I found the story. It was good to read in chunks, though, thanks to Serial Reader. That made the emotional anguish easier to handle.

CoffeeNBooks I really like Thomas Hardy. I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my TBR stack. I really liked The Mayor of Casterbridge. 1y
rabbitprincess @CoffeeNBooks I'll probably read more of his work! Will make a note of The Mayor of Casterbridge. 1y
Suelizbeth I love Thomas Hardy and have read every one of his books. I started with The Return of the Native and I think that‘s still my favorite, as well as Tess of the D‘Urbervilles. (edited) 1y
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rabbitprincess @Suelizbeth Looking forward to reading more of them! 1y
batsy My first by him was Far From the Madding Crowd & I was also surprised by how readable it was. Looking forward to reading the others 🙂 1y
rabbitprincess @batsy I loved the recent movie of Far from the Madding Crowd, with Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen! Someday I will read the source 😉 1y
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Andrea313
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A little from Jude the Obscure this morning. #obscure #QuotsySept18

@TK-421

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sprainedbrain
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Well, that was depressing.

Beautifully written, scathing commentary by the author on religion and marriage in Victorian England... hard to believe Hardy wrote something so forward-thinking in this time period, and easy to see why it was so badly received then. The novel feels unflinchingly honest, brutal, and sad. Poor Sue. Poor Jude.

If you like fun stories with happy endings, this is not the book you‘re looking for.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

vivastory I need to read this. I remember loving the film adaptation. 2y
sprainedbrain @vivastory I was looking for an adaptation. Lol 2y
vivastory I can't say how faithful it is, but I watched it many many years ago & never forgot it. Christopher Eccleston played Jude & Kate Winslet played Sue. 2y
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charl08 I read it years ago (a short lived classics phase) but it left a big impression: 'depressing' covers it perfectly. 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I adore Thomas Hardy for everything you just said. 2y
VSAtkinson Love this review! I‘ll be adding this to my Must Reads. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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I started this fine Saturday with lofty goals:

-yard work
-housework
-prepare elaborate dinner for my kids
-finish The Bear and the Nightingale

It is now almost 10 pm, my yard and house are in the same condition, I‘m eating takeout Mongolian beef literally over the sink, and have not opened Bear.

I have read 22 (and counting) issues of Jude the Obscure though. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I‘m a #SerialReader failure. 😂

#booksandfood #deweyjuly #readathon

DeleteAcct There's always next time. 😆 2y
QuietlyLaura Sounds like you had a great day! ☺️ 2y
mabell 😂😂🙌 2y
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Daisey Definitely had those kind of days! 😂 2y
Liz_M What a perfect day! 2y
Readerann Ha! I‘ve had the same ‘issue‘ with Serial Reader! 😂 And let me add that I love Thomas Hardy... (edited) 2y
sprainedbrain @Readerann this was my third Hardy and I‘ve loved them all, so I think it‘s safe to say I do, too! 2y
VSAtkinson @sprainedbrain I‘m hopeless with Serial, too. 2y
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Huge #MtTBR success. This one has been forgotten on my shelves for almost 20 years 😬

mdm139 Love Hardy 2y
SaraBeagle @mdm139 Yes! I love how he tears apart societal expectations and hypocrisies 2y
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Purrfectpages
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What do you get when you marry classic literature with one of my favorite comedians?? You get a new podcast called Obscure in which the somewhat equally obscure Michael Ian Black reads and comments on said book. It‘s probably a novel I would never have read otherwise, but if you add MIB to anything I‘m bound to give it a try. If nothing else, it should keep me company on my summer walks!

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nitalibrarian
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Michael Ian Black has a new podcast where he reads Hardy's Jude the Obscure and comments. I'm looking forward to listening on my walk with Peri today. He's my kind of humor.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Hey Jude is one of my favorite Beatles songs! One of many favorite Beatles songs! 🎶
#HeyJude #HeyJune
@GypsyKat @Cinfhen

GypsyKat Great picture! 2y
Alfoster Oh me too! Now I‘ve got it stuck in my head!🤪🎵🎶! 2y
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tammysue Fabulous photo! 🎶 2y
Soubhiville Great song! I love the beatles! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!! I haven‘t seen vinyl in a long time 🙌🏻🖤so fab 2y
CoffeeNBooks @Cinfhen I love my records! This one belonged to my parents when I was little. 2y
Cinfhen Even more special 2y
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Kimberlone
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#HeyJune | #HeyJude

Jude strives to lift himself out of the circumstances he is born into. Although he tries to “take a sad song and make it better,” ultimately he is fated to experience the worst tragedies in life with very few moments of redemption and happiness.

Full disclosure: I HATED this book when I read it in Victorian lit. It‘s a miserable story with little to redeem it in my mind. I was surprised I still even had the book.

Saknicole Shut your mouth! I love Jude! Oh the tragedy! At least you've read it though, so I can make Jude the Obscure references to someone! 2y
Cinfhen This book received a lot of attention today... I think MOST felt the same way you did!!! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Cinfhen Nice, the Hardy is running a close second to A Little Life 😂 2y
MatchlessMarie When I read this book in middle school I actually started thinking maybe 🤔 the Beatles song was inspired by the book 😅 2y
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Wilkie
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A dark and depressing book. Not for the faint hearted. #heyjune #heyjude

Cinfhen I‘ve never read Hardy! Guess I won‘t start with this one 2y
Wilkie @Cinfhen I think that most of Hardy is pretty depressing, but with Jude he takes suffering to a whole new level. 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#HeyJune #heyJude I just thought of one. Sounds like this song could accompany some of Hardy‘s novels ❤️

Cinfhen Well done ✅‼️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I immediately thought of this book, too though still TBR. I know of the other Jude in A Little Life, but I haven‘t read that either. 😅 This catchy song is going to be in my mind the whole day. 😊👌 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I know ! Its going around in my mind too... lovely song. Really seems to suit the name Jude too. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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TrishB 👍🏻 the only other one I could think of after ALL! 💕 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Great choice! 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Excellent writing and subject matter that I'm sure was shocking to its original Victorian audience. It was good, but I could not stand neither Jude nor Sue. Especially Sue with her wishy-washy ways. #classics #serialreader

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This passage struck me this morning. My son has autism, specifically Aspergers. This describes him perfectly, intellectually gifted with a college level vocabulary but socially immature.

tammysue That‘s so true.. our oldest was born autistic and has Aspergers too. :) 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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Time for a classic! Haven‘t heard of this one and know nothing about it!! That could make for either a very interesting read or a very horrible read!!!

TheAnitaAlvarez My Poetry professor described this as the saddest book ever 2y
BookaholicNatty @TheAnitaAlvarez Oh no! Lol have you read it? 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @BookaholicNatty She actually loved it! I haven‘t read this one, but I have some experience with other Hardy novels 2y
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Velvetfur I absolutely LOVED Far From The Madding Crowd when we had to read it in high school, so I'm sure this book will be great too 😊 Looking forward to your thoughts! 2y
toofondofbooks Hardy is fantastic! 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I love Hardy! 2y
BookaholicNatty @Velvetfur I am adding that to my tbr right now 😊 2y
BookaholicNatty Hardy has soooooo many books. I just went and looked. @Hunsakermountain and @toofondofbooks what other books of his do you all like? 2y
toofondofbooks I loved Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, and The Return of the Native 2y
Velvetfur @BookaholicNatty I want to read it again now, ha! 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I love: The Mayor Of Casterbridge and Far From the Madding Crowd. Return of the Native is good. Tess of the Durbervilles is up next for me. 2y
azulaco I loved this when I read it years ago, but I remember it being heartbreaking. Duh, it‘s Thomas Hardy. 😝 2y
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Bry
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I don‘t know if this is definitely my oldest un-read book but it‘s one of the contenders for sure. I‘d enjoyed Tess of the d‘Urbervilles so when we had a cheap version of this at the store I worked at, I picked it up...in 2003. It has since moved with me 11 times and I still haven‘t read it. 2018 goal?
Hour 30 challenge of #24in48

saresmoore 11 moves! That‘s impressive! 2y
Bry @saresmoore I don‘t know if ‘impressive‘ is the word that all of my friends and family (aka helpful movers) would use. 😜💪 2y
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DeborahSmall My favourite Hardy novel ❤️ 2y
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KVanRead
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And take a look at what I found inside this Modern Library edition: what a cool #BookPlate!! Now I‘m super curious about Mr. Goetzel and his (in my mind, anyway) fabulous library. Anyone else do this? What‘s the most interesting thing you‘ve found in a book?

GondorGirl I love finding old book plates. They're so pretty! My favorite has a man riding a dinosaur on it. I can't remember which of my books it's in though... 2y
KVanRead @GondorGirl That sounds so fabulous. You should post it if you find it. I‘d love to see. 2y
LeahBergen I recently bought an old book that has the bookplate of author Ralph Connor in it (although I think he is only “Canada Famous” not “real” famous). 😂 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Haha! Canada famous is good enough for this expat 🇨🇦❤️📚 2y
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oneWhoReads
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First year participating in #LitsyAtoZ, only have #J left! Any recommendations?! The pups didn't like this one #dogatemyhomework

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catiewithac
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Thomas Hardy is one of my favorite authors so I'm familiar with the compounding sense of doom to be found in his novels. There are some other classics that I want to buy and read, but I won't give myself permission to purchase until I read this one. By the end of part I the protagonist has wished himself dead multiple times and attempted suicide once. The pig slaughtering scene was particularly gruesome. Only 300+ pages to go!

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TrishB
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Today's train reading 😀 I' m reading the new Karin Slaughter - the kids are reading the other two!

ClairesReads You all have great taste! 3y
DeborahSmall Jude is my favourite Hardy ❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts I loved Jude too 3y
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CoffeeCatsBooks I love Thomas Hardy 💕 3y
Nute Love for Thomas Hardy. New love for black Penguin covers! 3y
TrishB @DeborahSmall @Cathythoughts @CoffeeCatsBooks @Nute I'm not a big Hardy fan and my daughter said I've always put her off! She asked her dad to buy her this and she loves it so far!! 3y
Cathythoughts Your daughter is in good company ❤️ 3y
DeborahSmall He's one of my favourites. Where are you off to? I'm sure you're almost finish The Good Daughter? It's so good. I got my letter today and love the goodies ❤️️ 3y
TrishB @DeborahSmall we're in Devon. We're staying in a lodge with a hot tub that's absolutely lovely but it's rained since we got here and the kids are itching to get in! I'm at 75% of book and dying to finish, it's brilliant 😀 glad the letter etc arrived 💝 x 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it looks so 😀 3y
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jdtchicago

People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.

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Okay I know this is a minority viewpoint but I disliked this book very much. I would have quite happily flung it far away. But I wanted to complete a famous classic. Jude! Sue! Will you make a decision! Such a depressing tale.
#farflung #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

batsy Love that interpretation of far-flung 😂 3y
SharonGoforth But Hardy does depressing so well 😍 3y
MatchlessMarie I think you would appreciate this lighthearted overview with stick figures that I came across a few months back 😂
http://youtu.be/NGxiu67DiuI
3y
readinginthedark Good to know! I hated Tess of the D'Urbervilles, but someone told me to give the others a try. Maybe not this one. 3y
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aristotelian
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"I'm an outsider to the end of my days!"

#judetheobscure is more depressing than I thought, but I still liked it very much ? #thomashardy

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NazamSandhu
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Why should we faint, and fear to live alone,
Since all alone, so Heaven has will‘d, we die? #thomashardy

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Jas16
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I know I am totally taking the easy way out on this one. #obscurelove #17booklove

Reviewsbylola Lol, it definitely works! I haven't read this one yet. 3y
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Jas16
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For #classiclove I am going with my love for Thomas Hardy. I don't have my shelves organized at all so this is what I could grab while the coffee was brewing. #17booklove

JEMoutrageous I❤Hardy as well. I have not read any of his books in quite a while. I may have to find one on my Nook to read next. 3y
Litsi I am a Hardy nut and have read all but about 2 of his novels. His books always leave an impression on me. (edited) 3y
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Redwritinghood
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I have had a serious Thomas Hardy fascination, so my pick for #favclassics is Jude the Obscure. #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge.

Marchpane Excellent choice - tragic and beautiful 💔 3y
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Sarahmeyerhoff
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"As you got older, and felt yourself to be at the centre of your time, you were seized with a sort of shuddering, he perceived. All around you there seemed to be something glaring, garish, rattling, and the noises and glares hit upon the little cell called your life, and shook it, and warped it." This describes adolescence perfectly.

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SoniaC
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#FunFridayPhoto This wasn't an actual assigned book for the class but my English teacher gave me a list of books to choose from once in an effort to get me to voluntarily read anything that was not Stephen King. This is the one I picked. I can't claim to have fully grasped or appreciated it back then but it did work to begin broadening my reading interest.

LauraBrook I read this for fun in senior year of hs/freshman yr of college, and it's one of my favorite books. Cheery it's not, but so good! Love the film too - seeing as you have a copy w the actors on it, I'm assuming you've seen it? I've been on the hunt for that copy myself since I collect copies of Jude. Thanks for bringing back some good memories! 3y
SoniaC @LauraBrook oh I'm so glad I did bring back good memories. And you're right it's definitely not light reading but it was good. I actually didn't see the film but I think I'll try and search out a copy. 3y
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HotCocoaReads
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You are Joseph the dreamer of dreams, dear Jude. And a tragic Don Quixote. And sometimes you are St. Stephen, who, while they were stoning him, could see Heaven opened. Oh, my poor friend and comrade, you'll suffer yet!

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MLRio
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Nbd.

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CharlotteK
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In Hardy's House in Dorset, beautiful Max Gate. Come visit!

Magdawrites So cool! 4y
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HotCocoaReads
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Sometimes a woman's love of being loved gets the better of her conscience, and though she is agonized at the thought of treating a man cruelly, she encourages him to love her while she doesn't love him at all.

WanderingBookaneer Cute cat! 😻 4y
HotCocoaReads Thanks @JaimitaPR! I ❤️ my kitty! 4y
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Book_Gnome
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Multiple book cover of the day. I'm keeping the bottom left 😊

LauraBrook Gorgeous! This is one of my favorite books. I should read some more Hardy. 4y
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Chrisalynn
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This is one of my favorites. It made me rethink my views on love. This is another I highly recommend.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love Thomas Hardy! 4y
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jenniferngraham
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A stack of some of my faves. ❤️

HotCocoaReads I love Thomas Hardy! 4y
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