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This review is from: Tess of the D'urbervilles (Penguin Popular Classics) (Paperback)"Tess" really deserves it's place as a classic - Hardy writes of her as if she was real to him.
Her whole story is all the sadder for being so believable, the description of everyday life, living conditions, attitudes, etc.
He defies the morality of the time with his empathy with her - whereas today we would nearly all agree with him, back then he was heavily criticised for his sympathetic portrayal.
I found it hard to come to terms with how much I enjoyed this book - despite the fact that it was the first of his I had read, and I wasn't expecting the ending - it was a bit like losing someone that I knew....
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Initial post: 11 Jun 2012 10:25:26 BDT
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Oonagh Dennehy says:
Yes you do feel as if you know and could be her. There but for the grace of God go I. I just hope I would never murder someone no matter what the temptation.
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