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Tess of the D Urbervilles
Tess of the D Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor.
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TheKidUpstairs
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#PapaDontPreach #Movember @Cinfhen

The first pregnant teen I could think of...

Cinfhen I haven‘t read this one 🙈I hear it‘s pretty bleak 2w
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LiljaPleasant
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1. I'm a teacher. I have 5 siblings. I love Harry Potter.
2. Tess of the d'Urberville...
3. Yes! Sebastian Fitzek
4. I hate being too hot...

#litsylearn @Alora

Alora Hello! 💙💙 3w
Alora I‘m going to guess that the lie is you like Harry Potter? 3w
LiljaPleasant @Alora Nope. I really like it and grew up reading the books. 3w
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Alora Me too! However, my cousin spoiled dumbledore dying while I was on like the second or third book back when they came out. So I got all mad and never finished them. I want to read them all now that it‘s been so long and I‘ve seen all the movies. 3w
LiljaPleasant @Alora I know everybody says it... But seriously... The books are sooooo much better 3w
Alora I can believe it :) Maybe I‘ll ask santa for a nice box set for Christmas and finally read them lol. 3w
LiljaPleasant @Alora sounds like a plan 👍 3w
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GingerPicks
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I've been following Tess's misfortunes whilst at work, and I've got to say, I didn't expect this book to be so utterly depressing! Having said that, I was in the mood for some 19th century romanticism, and this ticked most of those boxes for me. I just wish all the toil had been for something 😕

Now back to some cheerful dystopian fiction!

#classics #romance #currentlyreading #finished

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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

Ugh Tess! I'm no expert on classics but I've read enough to say with some confidence that Tess must be the unluckiest woman in classic literature.
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3027748383

Scochrane26 I never actually finished this (skimmed the end) because I got tired of her difficulties. 1mo
sprainedbrain I think you‘re right. Tess could not catch a break. 4w
Michellesibs @Scochrane26 I had to drag myself through, it was exhausting so I dont blame anyone for skimming 4w
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Michellesibs @sprainedbrain Poor Tess, I think she will play on my mind for a while yet 4w
Scochrane26 I did make it through Far From the Madding Crowd but can‘t say I‘m a fan of Hardy. 4w
Michellesibs @Scochrane26 I've read that too although I couldn't tell you anything about it now, I think Tess will be more memorable for me. 4d
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GingerPicks

“I don't know about ghosts,“ she was saying; “but I do know that our souls can be made to go outside our bodies when we are alive.“ (p.132)

Appropriately spooky! #currentlyreading

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RedLeaves
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Something about autumn approaching makes me want to get cosy with the classics 📚☕🥰

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Sjoanns
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Pickpick

This book broke my heart. The tragedy that is Angel and Tess far exceeds star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. I wasn‘t sure if I was going to enjoy this book when I first began to read it, having a vague idea of the premise. I am very glad that ventured on. This book is a classic for a reason.

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readingjedi
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1. Tess of the d'Urbervilles. The Bell Jar. His Dark Materials.
2. Leopard print fleecy pajama top. Summer has stalled in the UK.
3. I don't watch TV but I did have the misfortune to see every single episode of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom several times over during my daughter's recent obsession.
4. Dragons. Unicorns. Faeries.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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EmilieGR
Pickpick

A perfect book in just about every way

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 15: I don‘t recall Hardy being this verbose, but ok, yeah, this #atmosphere works too. 😂🤣💕📚🧚🏼‍♀️

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gradcat
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#marchintothe70s

(Day 15 - #JealousGuy)

Angel Clare strikes me as a “jealous guy,” however not of the benign variety illustrated in Lennon‘s song....

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LeahBergen
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Well, now. 😆😆 Which man from classic literature will YOU bang? 😆😆

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/the-last-post

saresmoore Bahahaha! 10mo
saresmoore I got Edmund Bertram: “He'd give you a lecture on impurity if you wanted to try anything other than the missionary position.” 😅 10mo
Emilymdxn I got Maxim de Winter... 10mo
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BiblioLitten 😅😅 10mo
Mtroiano That‘s who I got too! 😆 10mo
Suet624 I don‘t care who they say. I want your guy. 💕 10mo
KarenUK @Emilymdxn I got Max de Winter too.... 🤔 10mo
janeycanuck @saresmoore I‘d listen to that lecture 😉 10mo
janeycanuck I got Dorian Gray. “Dorian is wild and sexy but incredibly selfish and kinda prone to murder.” Sounds like my dream man 🤪 10mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! I got the same answer 10mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Oh, God! I love that one! 😂😂😂 10mo
LeahBergen @Emilymdxn Ooooh! No, wait.... 😬 10mo
LeahBergen @Mtroiano Oh, yeah! 😆😆 10mo
LeahBergen @Suet624 Even if he cries during sex? 😆 10mo
LeahBergen @KarenUK Eeek! 😆 10mo
LeahBergen @janeycanuck It was all sounding pretty good until that murder bit. 😉 10mo
LeahBergen @CouronneDhiver Twinsies. 😉 👯 10mo
batsy Dorian Gray, who's going to kill me after we, you know 😂⚰️ 10mo
LeahBergen @batsy That might be preferable to hearing Angel Clare weep during coitus. 😂😂 10mo
batsy 😂😂 10mo
janeycanuck @LeahBergen obviously I can change him 😳 10mo
LauraBeth 😂😂 I got Laurie - and thankfully don‘t have a sister - unless you count Bitsy... 10mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth 😆😆😆 10mo
Rebesta I got the same! 10mo
Centique @LauraBeth I got Laurie too - thank god really, I‘ve been after him since I was ten. 😂😂 10mo
readordierachel Bahahaha. Same reusult 10mo
Reviewsbylola Lmao I got Heathcliff. 😆😆 9mo
LeahBergen @Rebesta @readordierachel Hmm... I wonder what that says about us? 😆 9mo
LeahBergen @Centique I was always so mad at Jo for not wanting him. 😆 9mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Really? 😆😆 What sexually creepy thing did it say about him? 9mo
Rebesta I‘m not sure, Leah. I don‘t think I want to know! LOL 9mo
Centique @LeahBergen me too! 9mo
Reviewsbylola “Heathcliff would much rather cry over Cathy‘s bones than bang anyone else, so have fun with that.” 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆😆 9mo
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Patchshank
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/the-last-post

I had to Google who this was. I've never even heard of the book. I read a summary of it and it seems heartbreaking.

SW-T I got Edmund Bertram. 10mo
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m still playing catch up for #lovehate 😳

My favorite star-crossed lovers are Tess and Angel. Poor Tess. 😥

Thomas Hardy is the real deal!

ErinSueMreads I‘m still playing catch up and I‘m running the thing 😂😂 10mo
sprainedbrain @ErinSueG Yes but I‘m behind on catching up! 😂 10mo
ErinSueMreads It‘s fiiiiiinnnnneeeeee!!! 😂 10mo
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melissajayne I fell in love with Eddie Redmayne in that role. 10mo
BookwormM That was a great adaptation I love this book 10mo
HOTPock3tt I started reading this book at a bookstore and could NOT walk away!! 😶 finally my husband was able to pry me away but it sure wasn‘t easy!! I need to read this one!! 😃♥️ 1mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes you do!! 1mo
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Pickpick

This book is amazing and awful at the same time. Amazing in that Hardy cuts to the heart of social hypocrisy and the double standards for men and women. Awful because of the time it is set in and how hard it was for women then. Thankfully, those days are gone and while the feminist movement hasn't finished yet, it's come a long, long way since the time Tess would have lived.

readingjedi My all-time favourite novel! 10mo
Redwritinghood Hardy is one of my favorite authors! Love this one. 💕💕 10mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Pickpick

I always forget to review my books 😬😂
I read The Trumpet-Major and it was okay so I moved to this and I must say it was so much more compelling to me. It‘s depressing and sometimes moves slow as molasses but the core story was good.
I don‘t think it‘s for everyone but I enjoy a lot of classics and this was another to add to the list.

tpixie I really liked this too! I ‘made‘ my Bookclub read it. They didn‘t enjoy it as much as I did. 11mo
Ash.on.the.line @tpixie I definitely see people not liking it, glad we both did! 11mo
tpixie @Ash.on.the.line yes the English is kind of hard. Yes! I‘m glad we liked it! 🎉📚 11mo
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Lcsmcat
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Catching up for #adventrecommends, I give you Tess. My introduction to Hardy 38 years ago, there‘s a lot of modern understanding about relationships and power balance between the sexes. And some fine writing. @emilyrose_x

jillannjohn One of my favorites as a teenager. 12mo
Lcsmcat @jillannjohn Mine too, and it stood up to a reread in my 40‘s. 12mo
jillannjohn I‘m definitely going to have to re-read! 12mo
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Amiable
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I tried to read this when I was younger and just could not get into it. As an adult, I think I have a better appreciation for what Hardy was trying to express with this book. I did, however, have to keep reminding myself not to impose my modern-day sensibilities on the characters when I found myself getting angry at the actions of Tess, her parents, Angel Clare and Alec D'Uberville. 4 stars

Lcsmcat I think you‘re supposed to be angry at her parents. They threw her to the wolves for their own pride - particularly her father. 12mo
Amiable @Lcsmcat Whenever I read a novel that was written in a different period of time, I really try to step outside my mindset of today and think about what was going on back then. What were the social conventions? What were the expectations? What were the hardships? Did people make crappy decisions because they were forced to or because they chose to? But you're right. Sometimes people are just plain assholes in any time period. 😳 12mo
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“And there was revived in her the wretched sentiment which had often come to her before, that in inhabiting the fleshy tabernacle with which nature had endowed her she was somehow doing wrong.”
If only I could laugh at this outdated passage instead of cry at it‘s enduring gravitas...

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CoffeeNBooks
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I also finished reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles today. Oh goodness, how this book frustrated me! So much sadness and heartache, so many societal rules that couldn't be overcome.

Cathythoughts Well done ! Another book I need to reread ... Tess 💔 1y
MayHallak This is a good book ❤️ 1y
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rhea_reads11
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At last, I've started reading this book, been looking for this like for months. It's of my top favourite writer.
Most of the people will admit that Hardy's a pessimist. But what I think is that the word pessimist sounds negative. He's more of a realist.

He writes in the simple language of philosophy with his often stinging irony; that life is never cruel by itself but it's our ignorance to reality which makes it difficult.

Loving this read😘

CoffeeNBooks I'm reading this right now, too! I'm about halfway through the book. The only other Thomas Hardy book I've read is The Mayor of Casterbridge, and I really liked it. 1y
rhea_reads11 That's great.. *same_pinch* Yeah I'VE read that too N also far Far From the Madding Crowd. I'm sure you'll like this one even more than Casterbridge. ENJOY! @CoffeeNBooks 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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It's football season again, so there will be lots of reading in front of the tv for the next few months! 😁🏈 #ILoveToRead #IAlsoLoveFootball

Zelma Yes! So excited about Saturday. 1y
MelissaSue81 Funny because my mom just texted me that she‘s gonna read while my dad watches the football game. 1y
BrittanyReads Watching the same game!! Go Knights! 💛🖤 1y
AJones Now that‘s called multitasking! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘m with #BBL4nkensh1p, Go Knights! 🏈 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Finished The Rosie Project, my 1st TBR for August. Next up... Tess of the D'Urbervilles. #classics #classicliterature #apliterature

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Jess_Franzino
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Astoundingly beautiful, but soooo sad. I found it a bit long-winded at times, but that‘s just Thomas Hardy for ya 😁 Thought provoking, scenic, poetic. It‘s also no surprise as to why this caused so much “pearl clutching” in the Victorian era.

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Reviewsbylola
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Certainly not the most romantic of love stories, this was still the book that popped into my mind for today‘s prompt. Something about the love affair between Angel Clare and Tess really touched me when I read this book in college. Such a tragic story, and you just want them to overcome their own shortcomings to be together. 💔 #webelongtogether #heatofjuly

jillannjohn I remember loving this in high school. 1y
Mdargusch I probably need to reread this 1y
emilyhaldi Me too @Mdargusch considering I don't remember the story at all 😬 1y
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BarbaraBB This cover doesn‘t do the book right, don‘t you think? This woman is definitely not the Tess I remember! 1y
oonaghmoon I remember finding a strange comfort in this book despite the tragic element 1y
Cinfhen Oops, I missed this the other day 1y
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somebooksaround
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A book from my 2018 tbr list!
Fingers crossed I get to this one📚🤞
Oh how quickly the tbr adds up... 😬
#litsy #reading #books #classic #literature #thomashardy #tbr #shelfie #novel

Jess_Franzino I‘ve finally gotten around to reading this 😃 It‘s very engaging, right from the start! 1y
readingjedi This is probably my all time favourite book! 1y
somebooksaround @Jess_Franzino so glad to hear it!! Really looking forward to it! 1y
somebooksaround @readingjedi oh yay! So cool! I‘m so excited to read now, everyone has such good things to say! 😍🙌 1y
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Jess_Franzino
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Aaand Spike‘s back on my books! This time, he chose not only to sit on “Tess of the D‘Uberville”, but also my notebook just a few hours before Camp NaNoWriMo starts. #cat #catsoflitsy #writer

somebooksaround So cute!😍😍 1y
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posierope
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#SundayShelfie

The only thing I wanted when I moved into my own flat was a bank of shelves ❤🌹❤🌹❤

Tagged book is my most recent purchase. Love a charity shop buy!

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Jess_Franzino
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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I decided to make up my July ‘to be read‘ list! I know I‘ll read several more books than the ones I listed here, but these are the ones I want to make sure I get to. #readinglist #toberead

MelissaSue81 Good idea! I want to do this! 1y
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SaraBeagle
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Tess and Angel definitely need to work it out. Don‘t be such a hypocrite, Angel. #wecanworkitout #heyjune

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cozynarwhal
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Favorite thing to do while reading an old classic is look at and fall in love with all the beautiful cover designs

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Boooooks
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“Don't think of what's past!" said she. "I am not going to think outside of now. Why should we! Who knows what tomorrow has in store?”

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MirrorMask
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This book is super depressing. 😭😭😭

#Cantbuymelove #HeyJune @GypsyKat @Cinfhen

Cinfhen What‘s with Hardy and all the depressing books??? 2y
MirrorMask @Cinfhen I wish I knew. 2y
EvieBee This one is actually...nice! 2y
MirrorMask @EvieBee You're right! I've seen the movie, but I haven't read the book so I didn't realize it was by Thomas Hardy. 2y
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Liatrek
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My two new classic clothbound books ❤️❤️ Aren‘t they loverly 😍

MommyOfTwo I am going to get The Count of Monte Cristo 2y
Liatrek @MommyOfTwo I have that one too! Its really a great cover. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty!!! 💗 2y
ReadZenRites So loverly!💕💕 2y
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larah17

What are people‘s thoughts on annotating books? I‘ve been watching some YouTube videos on the topic and today bought a copy of the tagged book for 3 euro so I could give it a try. If anybody strongly pro- or anti- annotating has any thoughts they would be very much appreciated 😁 I love the idea of going back and seeing my thoughts and favourite parts, but of course, I‘m afraid to write in books 😱

AlaMich I like the idea, though I‘ve never done it. I know what you mean about writing in books but I figure, I did it all the time in college. And if it‘s a special book that you want clean, you can always get a fresh copy. 2y
larah17 @AlaMich that‘s very true! We always used school books we couldn‘t write in so it‘s a new concept for me, but I think I‘ll try with this new copy anyway and see how much it freaks me out 😂 2y
Gezemice You can do it on the Kindle without guilt. An alternative is taking notes. I would say it is your copy, use it as you wish. If annotating feels meaningful, do it. But if you plan to donate or give the book away, keep it clean. 2y
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larah17 @Gezemice I never thought of the Kindle notes! That‘s a very good idea. I do have a copybook which I was going to use for notes on borrowed books or library books, I really like that idea 😁 and I‘m a dreadful book hoarder so I may be the only one who ever sees my books 😂🙈 thank you for your suggestions! 2y
Shemac77 I‘m always underlining and writing in margins. I feel like if someone else reads it they might get a better idea of who I am. Plus, I love reading people‘s margin notes or what they‘ve underlined. It‘s like voyeurism! 2y
Aimeesue I write all over my books. And draw pictures in them. Except for my Folio Editions, cuz let's not get TOTALLY crazy here! If I'm reading something for a group read discussion, I write alllllllllll over them, plus use Post-its AND Kindle annotations, because I generally have both the book and the ebook. I'll buy the ebook if it's cheap, or borrow it from the library. That way it's easy to c&p quotes into discussion threads. 2y
Aimeesue @Shemac77 Finding marginalia is the best! 2y
larah17 @Shemac77 @Aimeesue you both make it sound so fun! I totally agree, I love seeing what people have written in margins. I‘ll definitely have to investigate my Kindle annotating abilities too as I‘ve never used them and that‘s a great idea for books I don‘t want to mark. Thank you both 😊 2y
Billypar I don't annotate, but when I really like something on a page I will often dog-ear the bottom corner in case I ever go back to it. My problem with annotating is I don't like to distract from the text itself and discourage forming new interpretations or focusing on things I didn't see before. At most- I could maybe bring myself to trying occasional, brief margin notes, away from the text itself. 2y
larah17 @Billypar that‘s something that I never thought of! Because I do love re-reading books, I wonder would I find old annotations to be a distraction... thank you! 2y
CoffeeNBooks I always annotate in my classics. I got into the habit of annotating because I'm an English teacher and I would annotate in the books I was going to teach. I really like to annotate because it helps me find things I want to go back to- quotes, allusions, thoughts, questions, etc. 2y
larah17 @CoffeeNBooks that makes perfect sense! I have such a poor memory that if I haven‘t read a book in a while, I will likely remember very little about it so annotating to find what I liked just really appeals to me. Thank you 😊 2y
CouronneDhiver It‘s not my habit, but when I choose to annotate, it seems that I get a lot more out of the book 2y
Weaponxgirl The only books I like to buy with notes in are cookbooks but as long as your not passing the books on then I say it's your book and note away! 2y
larah17 @CouronneDhiver @Weaponxgirl thank you both 😁 I tend to hoard books so I can only imagine I‘ll be keeping them 😂 2y
Shemac77 You‘re welcome! @larah17 2y
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Hidie
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I made a mistake if reading the summary at the back of the book and now I want to postpone the tragic (?) inevitable outcome. Say it isn't so, Angel Clare...so seem like a nice guy!! #wanttoreaditbutdontwanttoreadit

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Linsy
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Probably my favorite #saga from high school. Although I wish I had an older version of it, I do love these Signet Classics! #OldCoolBooks

Happy Mother‘s Day, Littens!!!

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Christine11
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I was out audiowalking today, how gorgeous are cherry blossom trees?! I‘ve started listening to Tess of the D‘Urbervilles, I‘ve not listened to a classic before as the language sometimes requires a lot of concentration I think and I can get a bit distracted whilst listening. I‘m kind of liking it so far but not totally sure yet. If you‘ve read it - I‘d be really interested to hear what you thought? 🎧🎧🎧

MicrobeMom Just beautiful! 2y
batsy Wow! Gorgeous photo. 2y
Christine11 @MicrobeMom @batsy Thank you! It was so pretty today - this time of year is lovely for cherry blossom! 🌸 2y
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CoffeeNBooks Beautiful picture! 2y
TNbookworm Lovely pic💕 2y
ladym30 Beautiful! 2y
Christine11 @CoffeeNBooks @TNbookworm @ladym30 Thank you lovelies! 😊💛🌸 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗 2y
Christine11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you sweetie! 🌸🌸 2y
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Hidie
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Don't know why I had the sudden urge to read this....

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Kalalalatja
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Thomas Hardy really knew how to set a #setting 👌 his descriptions of the English countryside made me want to fly to the UK immediately and just have a stroll 🌞

#MayLovesClassics #LitsyClassics

batsy Oh my gosh, yes! Haven't read this one but the descriptions in Far From the Madding Crowd 😍 2y
Beata This keeps coming up on my feed from numerous people. Maybe it's a sign I should read it? 🤔 2y
saresmoore Your shelves just make me happy. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Tess spent her last free night among the #stones of Stonehenge.

This book is so good, but so sad. 😔

#OutlandishGiveaway

DivaDiane Must reread!! 2y
julesG I tried reading it but bailed, I don't really know why. 2y
sprainedbrain @julesG I almost bailed... it took me two tries to get through it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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EvieBee I just watched the Polanski film again last night. So good! Should probably reread the book. 2y
Mamashep Soooo sad! 2y
JacqMac One of my favourite classics. 2y
melissajayne The one with Eddie Redmayne is my favorite adaptation. Makes a wonderful Angel Clare. 2y
sprainedbrain @melissajayne I haven‘t seen any of the adaptations (yet) but I definitely want to see that one. He would be perfect. 2y
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Librarybelle
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Alec is the #villain in this Hardy novel. #maylovesclassics

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youneverarrived
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One of my favourite books 💙 #heroine #litsyclassics #maylovesclassics

Bambolina_81 Tess is a fantastic character. I think I'm long overdue a reread of this one! 2y
Redwritinghood One of my favorite classics. 💕💕 2y
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MoBee
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The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Christine11 Pretty photo! 2y
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tpixie
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Oh my!! I‘m glad I‘m a female of my times and not Tess‘s! #FriendsWithBooks

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CSeydel
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Playing around with Literature Map and I searched “Thomas Hardy” ... most of these make sense, I was nodding along, and I saw ... Carolyn Keene? “If you enjoyed Tess of the d‘Urbervilles, check out Nancy Drew!”

In fairness I do love a good Nancy Drew (and I remember being pretty crushed when I discovered that my “favorite author” wasn‘t an actual person). But it gives me a chuckle to see Carolyn Keene on such a list.

TheKidUpstairs Definitely an interesting inclusion on this list! I too had a crushing moment in childhood when I learned that Carolyn Keene was herself a fiction. 2y
Billypar Stranger still that it chose Carolyn Keene over *Hardy* Boy's author/composite Franklin W. Dixon 😂 @TheKidUpstairs -I had the same moment with FWD but probably when I was an adult. 2y
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Billypar Ugh...'Hardy Boys' no apostrophe .... Pardon my terrible punctuation choice 😳 2y
CSeydel LOL!!! I didn‘t even think of that ... The Hardy Boys! Of course! @Billypar 2y
Swe_Eva 😂😂😂 2y
batsy Maybe once we read all of Thomas Hardy and Nancy Drew it will become clear to us? 🤔😂 2y
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readingjedi
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Look at the state of this thing. Inside every single centimetre of blank paper is covered with minute annotation. On the inner title page Tess is crossed out & replaced by my own name (I was THAT obsessed!) The cover is as floppy as fabric & sellotaped on. It got me through an A-Level exam and, 16 years later, an under-graduate essay. The pages are the colour of straw.

A treasured possession indeed.

Libby1 How wonderful. ❤️📚❤️ 2y
BiblioLitten 💜💛💜 2y
Velvetfur That book is gorgeous! Such character to it! 2y
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Scarlett_ohara I love Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Such a heartbreaking book. And your copy is gorgeous ❤️ 2y
Kimberlone Love that! I definitely have some college books that are HEAVILY annotated 2y
DeborahSmall My copy is battered too, love Hardy ❤️ 2y
KellyHunsakerReads He is one of my two favorite authors. The other is Steinbeck. 2y
readordierachel How lovely 💙 2y
batsy I love that 💜 2y
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Although I‘m enjoying this re-reading, I‘m afraid my book club will be in agony - thinking they are in English Class!! So many notes, appendixes, glossary, and long introduction! ( I told them to skip all that and just jump into the book)!! Interesting, this book tagged has a 25% liking, while another has >85%! #FriendsWithBooks

Cathythoughts It will be interesting to hear their views. We have Far From The Madding Crowd, this month 😉 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts I‘ll keep you posted. I‘ll need to check out your book! 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts interesting about another female.... 2y
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Lcsmcat I‘ve noticed that too, when there are multiple versions of a book in the data base. I wonder if the clean up LibraryThing promised will average them together? 2y
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I don‘t really have any idea what LT are planning for Litsy. It‘s all a bit mysterious 🤔 2y
BookwormM I love this book the Tv adaptation is good as well 2y
tpixie @BookwormM oh! I‘ll try to find the TV VERSION! 2y
BookwormM Pretty sure Gemma Atherton was Tess... 2y
tpixie @Lcsmcat good question- and I still couldn‘t find the Penguin Classics ed I was actually reading.. 2y
tpixie @BookwormM thx!!! 2y
readinginthedark Interesting with the ratings! I wonder if the readers who responded the same way to Tess also responded the same way to how the book was listed? Or if people want to post on the same page with likeminded people. I didn‘t like this one but know a lot of people who did. 2y
tpixie @readinginthedark good question. It is definitely older English writing. And I want to protect Tess! And wish she could protect herself! What horrible parents!! 2y
readinginthedark I agree with you that she has horrible parents! The writing was good, but I just couldn‘t stand Tess. I would have felt bad for her if she‘d just had better resolution. She makes all of these big decisions for herself after her rape, but she just turns around and changes her mind when she can‘t hold out any longer. I got tired of it and kept thinking, “Make a decision and stick with it!” 2y
tpixie @readinginthedark yes that/ she is frustrating!! 2y
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Gus would like to complain that is a hard kitty life when your human decides to rearrange bookshelves and not only interrupts naptime but piles books on the comfy chair. #catsoflitsy

JosieG 🎶 It's a hard-knock life...🎶 😻 2y
llwheeler @JosieG 😛 i do sing that to my cats sometimes haha 2y
JosieG 😆❤ 2y
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