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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman | Thomas Hardy
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Allylu
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Pickpick

My Classic for this month, and my #BS for the June #BookSpinBingo, was Tess of the D‘Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I listened to the audiobook and it got a little long at times. I could feel the atmosphere of that part of the country. but Tess had to be the most unlucky girl ever. She was hard-working and tried to care of her family. IMHO. #100YEARS100BOOKS #90!! #BookSpinBingo #22 #BFC21 #4 #TAILSandTALESforADULTS #17 #CLASSICS #AnyWayYouReadathon

wanderinglynn This is on my TBR. But I haven‘t had the mind-space to read it. Maybe next year. 5mo
Allylu It took me a couple of years to get to it. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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ravenlee
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Pickpick

Such a sad and frustrating read! It was tough to see all the terrible things Tess went through, none of it her fault.

I bought this for the ‘98-‘99 school year, AP Literature, but we never got to it. Instead we did a radio-drama bonus unit. Then my book club (one of) in Omaha read it about four years ago but I didn‘t finish it. I‘m glad I finally got through it this time around.

Ruthiella Third time was the charm! I‘ve never read this for fear it‘d be too depressing. 😧 7mo
ravenlee @Ruthiella while it was certainly sad, I found myself getting angry more than anything. Tess‘s parents are worse than useless, she‘s betrayed by both men in her life, and treated poorly by an employer simply because he can. I‘m still angry thinking about it all. 7mo
bookishbitch This was very bleak. It also made me angry as well. 7mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Finally starting this! Working towards a second #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

ravenlee I‘ve been reading this roughly two chapters a day, and this weekend I overtook my bookmark from the last time I tried to read it. It‘s really good but it‘s been making me so angry! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 7mo
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ravenlee
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I can‘t think of a character from any book I‘ve ever read (except the MC in An American Tragedy, which I kind of read) that I loathe as much as Angel Clare. Hypocritical asshole.

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ravenlee
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 #thoughtfulThursday

1. So many! Beth from Little Women - she and Jo can go live together and avoid the romance plot that doesn‘t fit Jo‘s character

2. Leigh Bardugo nailed it in the Grisha trilogy.

3. Trying this in daily nibbles; maybe I‘ll get through it this time. Also Take a Hint, Dani Brown!

Want to play?

marleed Ohhh, So much to consider here! I so agree with you about Little Women. 8mo
MoonWitch94 I absolutely agree with you about Beth. And I always hated that Jo turned Laurie down but yet goes with another man? Stupid Stupid Stupid. Thanks for playing 🌸☺️📖 8mo
ravenlee @MoonWitch94 I like Professor Bhaer, I just don‘t like Jo being domesticated. Laurie...well, I think he and Jo wouldn‘t have worked out, but I lose all respect for him when he takes up with Amy (she never redeems herself in my opinion). 8mo
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readordierachel
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Pickpick

This book made me powerfully angry and profoundly sad. It's tragedy after tragedy after tragedy. Tess is ill-used, repeatedly, by nearly everyone around her, and especially those who claim to care for her. Her naivete and upbringing work in tandem, making her believe she deserves such treatment because she has lost her "virtue." ??

readordierachel ...I always assumed I wouldn't like this book because it's a woman's downfall written by a man, but Hardy doesn't moralize and seems to be pointing out the backward thinking of the time. His writing is a pleasure to read, and I loved being immersed in this tale, regardless of its bleakness. 11mo
Jas16 This was my first Hardy abs remains one of my favorite classic authors. I am overdue for a reread. 11mo
batsy Great review, Rachel! I need to read this. That element of Hardy's empathy was interesting in Madding Crowd, too. 11mo
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BookwormM I really like Hardy with this one I was really struck that Angel was as bad as Alex 11mo
readordierachel @Jas16 I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read Hardy. This is only my second of his. He's so good! 11mo
readordierachel @batsy Thanks! Yes, and it's even more on display here I think. I'll be very interested in your thoughts when you get to it! I loved it, though Madding Crowd just a little bit more, probably because it's happier 🙃 11mo
readordierachel @BookwormM Yes, I totally agree! Angel made me so angry. The hypocrisy 11mo
Redwritinghood One of my favorite writers. 💕 11mo
readordierachel @Redwritinghood He's becoming one of mine too 💕 11mo
HOTPock3tt I read this for the first time this year as well! 11mo
readordierachel @HOTPock3tt Just saw your review. You captured it perfectly! So nice in the very beginning and then SO SAD. 11mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I have a bit of a Christmas hangover at the mo. 😂 I did receive two gorgeous books for the holiday though.

LeahBergen Ooo, nice ones!! 😍 11mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎄 11mo
Kalalalatja Lucky you! 11mo
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CloakNQuill
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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Day 19
Classic that I found enjoyable. Critique on 19th century English sex & societal ideologies. Country girl, Tess, learns of her wealthy ancestry & aims to take the family name. What follows is fated to be & will end in tragedy.

“She moved about in a mental cloud of many-coloured idealities, which eclipsed all sinister contingencies by its brightness”

#whatsonyourshelf #classic #women #purity #society

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover ❤️ 🍓 12mo
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Cathythoughts
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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#Back2School
I wasn‘t going back to school in the 80‘s ... I was a young mother.
Also these 2 books stand out as my favorite reads from those years. I also read a good few South American writers at that time.
Music : Leonard Cohen , Bob Dylan, Neil Young , Blondie, Jimmy McCarthy ( to mention a few)
Clothes: lots of colourful dresses & skirts and ... Benetton ! Cindy 👍🏻( when I had the money ) for colourful scarves & jumpers

Cathythoughts We are doing the 80‘s 🤔😬? Aren‘t we ... 1y
Cinfhen We‘re just reminiscing about our school days, Cathy!! Which happens to be the 80s for me!!!! And a bit of the late 70s 🙈But whatever you choose to share is awesomeness ❤️😘 1y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks 😘 I‘ll leave it at that. These 2 books really stand out from those years, so that‘s important ❤️👍🏻 1y
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LeahBergen Love this! 🥰 1y
TrishB Lovely post ❤️ 1y
BarbaraBB Such a loving post 🥰 1y
CarolynM Lovely😍 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I remember Benetton! 🌈 Lovely post ❤️ 1y
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wideeyedreader
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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Bailedbailed

I just found this one so boring! I feel like I should‘ve liked it, but nothing about it kept my attention #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 1y
Cosmos_Moon I had to read this in AP lit in high school... I have been thinking of re reading because I pretty much grazed my way through the book then. I thought it was boring in high school, maybe still. 1y
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Cuilin
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This is so depressing. I have a hard time with Thomas Hardy.
#ruralsetting #bibliomaynia

TrishB I have a very hard time! So hard I don‘t bother anymore 😁 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Did you by any chance send me something??? 🤔 2y
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Cuilin @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s a distinct possibility. 😉 #litsylovesnurses 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cuilin awwww thank you!! You‘re so sweet!! 💗💗💗 after some deep investigation I thought I figured out it was you! I love it!!! 😘😘😘 2y
Cuilin @TrishB I hear you. 2y
JamieArc I had a hard time with this one too. When people tell me they love this book, I do not get it, lol 2y
Cuilin @JamieArc seriously! I watched a documentary by Griff Rhys Jones on why he loved Hardy. I was ready to love him too but gosh he‘s not at all accessible and I read Shakespeare! 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Kimberlone Have you read Jude the Obscure? I think I still have PTSD from that one. A less depressing read from Hardy is 2y
Cuilin @Kimberlone I tried Under the Greenwood Tree too and bailed, my husband liked The Mayor Of Casterbridge maybe I‘ll try that and Far from the Madding Crowd. 🤔 (edited) 2y
TheLudicReader The Mayor of Casterbridge gets my vote. Tess irritated the crap out of me. 😐 2y
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Birdsong28
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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1 down on my #matildachallenge

slategreyskies It seems heavy on the Dickens, but I do love the first book. The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books from when I was a girl. 💕 2y
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Birdsong28
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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Pickpick

Good. Interesting characters and ideas. It explores the themes of sexuality and class and how they can be intertwined and affect one another. Also shows how nature can become a character itself.

#Audible
#lockdownlist

Reviewsbylola I read this in college and was absolutely shattered. Poor Tess. 2y
slategreyskies I‘ve been meaning to read this. I think I haven‘t read it because I‘m not up for a heartbreaking read. It‘s not exactly uplifting, is it? 2y
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Morr_Books
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Afternoon snack and Aperol spritz! @DeweysReadathon #readathon

DieAReader Looks delish!🤤Just poured a big glass of 🍷 & placed a delivery order for 🍕🤤 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡🧡 2y
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HOTPock3tt
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Since I‘m the last person on earth to read this book I‘ll just share my thoughts 😂 This started out as SO much fun!! 🤗 then turned very VERY dark... but all throughout it was brilliantly written with passages about love that I have felt but could never express. Probably very daring for the time it was written. All in all it was a fun ride. Somewhat sinister at times.
#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries #Classic
#Jennyis30 #classics

Rissreads Your not the last! I'm still to read it. You have inspired me to read it this year ❤ 2y
HOTPock3tt @Rissreads I hope you love it as well! ☺️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have an ancient copy of this and remember loving it when I was in school. For those passages that sing, even though, as you said, so much is really dark. 2y
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HOTPock3tt
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This #Audiobook is all kinds of awesome!! 👏🤗 it‘s totally turning my crappy day around!! ♥️
And did they just say Mistletoe came from the druids? 🧐 I had no idea lol. Anyways, I‘ve heard it gets quite dark. I‘m kind of looking forward to it. Love it so far!

sprainedbrain Loved this book! ❤️ 2y
Wife So Nastasia Kinski was in the movie (early 80s). Remember she was the friend that Demi Moore helped learn scripts? Did you find it on Scribd? I may be interested in this one 🤔 2y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain so far I love it too! I picked it up one day randomly at a book store and couldn‘t put it down! After that I KNEW I had to get a copy! @Wife oh I remember Nastasia kinski in Movies from when I was a little girl 🙂 I was soo shocked that her and Demi knew each other and that she influenced her so much!!!! 🤗 and this wasn‘t on Scribd. I bought it on sale from the chirp app. Which is an audiobook app. I only paid $1.99 2y
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RobinGustafson
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I haven‘t read Hardy since college. At the time, Jude the Obscure was one of my favorite novels. I‘ve decided to give Tess of the D‘Urbervilles a go! 📚classicnovels #thomashardy #penguinclassics

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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 2y
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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! 💙💙 2y
Alora I‘m going to guess that the lie is you like Harry Potter? 2y
LiljaPleasant @Alora Nope. I really like it and grew up reading the books. 2y
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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. 2y
LiljaPleasant @Alora I know everybody says it... But seriously... The books are sooooo much better 2y
Alora I can believe it :) Maybe I‘ll ask santa for a nice box set for Christmas and finally read them lol. 2y
LiljaPleasant @Alora sounds like a plan 👍 2y
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GingerPicks
Pickpick

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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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. 2y
sprainedbrain I think you‘re right. Tess could not catch a break. 2y
Michellesibs @Scochrane26 I had to drag myself through, it was exhausting so I dont blame anyone for skimming 2y
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Michellesibs @sprainedbrain Poor Tess, I think she will play on my mind for a while yet 2y
Scochrane26 I did make it through Far From the Madding Crowd but can‘t say I‘m a fan of Hardy. 2y
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. 2y
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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! 3y
saresmoore I got Edmund Bertram: “He'd give you a lecture on impurity if you wanted to try anything other than the missionary position.” 😅 3y
Emilymdxn I got Maxim de Winter... 3y
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BiblioLitten 😅😅 3y
Mtroiano That‘s who I got too! 😆 3y
Suet624 I don‘t care who they say. I want your guy. 💕 3y
KarenUK @Emilymdxn I got Max de Winter too.... 🤔 3y
janeycanuck @saresmoore I‘d listen to that lecture 😉 3y
janeycanuck I got Dorian Gray. “Dorian is wild and sexy but incredibly selfish and kinda prone to murder.” Sounds like my dream man 🤪 3y
CouronneDhiver Ha! I got the same answer 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore Oh, God! I love that one! 😂😂😂 3y
LeahBergen @Emilymdxn Ooooh! No, wait.... 😬 3y
LeahBergen @Mtroiano Oh, yeah! 😆😆 3y
LeahBergen @Suet624 Even if he cries during sex? 😆 3y
LeahBergen @KarenUK Eeek! 😆 3y
LeahBergen @janeycanuck It was all sounding pretty good until that murder bit. 😉 3y
LeahBergen @CouronneDhiver Twinsies. 😉 👯 3y
batsy Dorian Gray, who's going to kill me after we, you know 😂⚰️ 3y
LeahBergen @batsy That might be preferable to hearing Angel Clare weep during coitus. 😂😂 3y
batsy 😂😂 3y
janeycanuck @LeahBergen obviously I can change him 😳 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂 I got Laurie - and thankfully don‘t have a sister - unless you count Bitsy... 3y
LeahBergen @LauraBeth 😆😆😆 3y
Rebesta I got the same! 3y
Centique @LauraBeth I got Laurie too - thank god really, I‘ve been after him since I was ten. 😂😂 3y
readordierachel Bahahaha. Same reusult 3y
Reviewsbylola Lmao I got Heathcliff. 😆😆 3y
LeahBergen @Rebesta @readordierachel Hmm... I wonder what that says about us? 😆 3y
LeahBergen @Centique I was always so mad at Jo for not wanting him. 😆 3y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Really? 😆😆 What sexually creepy thing did it say about him? 3y
Rebesta I‘m not sure, Leah. I don‘t think I want to know! LOL 3y
Reviewsbylola “Heathcliff would much rather cry over Cathy‘s bones than bang anyone else, so have fun with that.” 🤣🤣🤣 3y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆😆 3y
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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. 3y
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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 😂😂 3y
sprainedbrain @ErinSueG Yes but I‘m behind on catching up! 😂 3y
ErinSueMreads It‘s fiiiiiinnnnneeeeee!!! 😂 3y
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melissajayne I fell in love with Eddie Redmayne in that role. 3y
BookwormM That was a great adaptation I love this book 3y
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!! 😃♥️ 2y
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes you do!! 2y
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sophierayton
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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! 3y
Redwritinghood Hardy is one of my favorite authors! Love this one. 💕💕 3y
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Ash.on.the.line
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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. 3y
Ash.on.the.line @tpixie I definitely see people not liking it, glad we both did! 3y
tpixie @Ash.on.the.line yes the English is kind of hard. Yes! I‘m glad we liked it! 🎉📚 3y
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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. 3y
Lcsmcat @jillannjohn Mine too, and it stood up to a reread in my 40‘s. 3y
jillannjohn I‘m definitely going to have to re-read! 3y
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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. 3y
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. 😳 3y
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Shereader
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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 💔 3y
MayHallak This is a good book ❤️ 3y
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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. 3y
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 3y
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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. 3y
MelissaSue81 Funny because my mom just texted me that she‘s gonna read while my dad watches the football game. 3y
BrittanyReads Watching the same game!! Go Knights! 💛🖤 3y
AJones Now that‘s called multitasking! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I‘m with #BBL4nkensh1p, Go Knights! 🏈 3y
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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. 3y
Mdargusch I probably need to reread this 3y
emilyhaldi Me too @Mdargusch considering I don't remember the story at all 😬 3y
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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! 3y
oonaghmoon I remember finding a strange comfort in this book despite the tragic element 3y
Cinfhen Oops, I missed this the other day 3y
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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! 3y
readingjedi This is probably my all time favourite book! 3y
somebooksaround @Jess_Franzino so glad to hear it!! Really looking forward to it! 3y
somebooksaround @readingjedi oh yay! So cool! I‘m so excited to read now, everyone has such good things to say! 😍🙌 3y
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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!😍😍 3y
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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! 3y
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Boooooks
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SaraBeagle
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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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
Tess of D'Ubervilles | Thomas Hardy
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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?”