Book :: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
By: Thomas Hardy
Pages: 592
Published: 1891
Genre(s): Romance
Historical Fiction
England
Rating: (13)

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forline forline

10th grade English! Loved this!

Jan 4th, 2018

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Feb 26th, 2016

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Jun 23rd, 2015

AJ-Today AJ-Today

Very much in the style of Charles Dickens but a little easier, this classic has all the usual elements of Victorian literature. It is tragic yet entertaining. Tess is a woman you want to rescue throughout the whole book as she is so good yet so victimized. I was surprised at the ending. Some might think this book is a bit sappy. But I like it. It kept my attention.

Feb 14th, 2015

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Dec 19th, 2014

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Dec 12th, 2014

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Sep 25th, 2014

Fede Fede

beautiful, depressing and impressing

Aug 18th, 2014

pdizzle pdizzle

one of my favourite books, highly highly recommended

Jan 2nd, 2014

red13x red13x

Better than I thought it would be, but took awhile to get into. Overall I enjoyed it.

Nov 6th, 2013

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Jul 21st, 2013

bluestocking bluestocking

I wish I could say that I liked this book, given that it is considered a classic, but I pretty much hated every minute of it. I understand what the author was trying to do, but I found the story unnecessarily maudlin and the symbolism exceptionally heavy-handed. Tess herself was just too virtuous and frail to be likable or interesting as a main character. I'm giving it two stars instead of one because it is useful as a representation of Victorian-era thought, but I wouldn't read it expecting to have any sort of fun.

Jun 23rd, 2013

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May 1st, 2013

Tess of the D'Urbervilles appears on these lists...

34th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

12th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

17th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

26th on The Big Read by BBC