Tess of the Durbervilles (Penguin Popular Classics)

by Thomas Hardy | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140620206 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Findabair of St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 5/27/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Findabair from St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, May 27, 2007
(This copy has a different cover than shown above.)

I'm quite ambivalent to this book. It's beautiful and heart-breaking - too much so for me, since I wasn't able to finish it once it became quite clear that the tragedy was inescapable. I was expecting tragedy all along, but there's just something about that moment of reading a novel where it becomes clear that the characters are unable to avoid their fate: I often, when reading, hope that the characters can change the fate that is literally written for them; the moment it becomes clear that they won't escape it (this time either) is often almost painful, if I care for the characters, as I did here for Tess.

So I'm releasing the book in the hope that it might touch other minds in better ways than it did mine.

Released 14 yrs ago (12/9/2007 UTC) at Kaffe & Krem, Vika in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway

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I'll bring this book with me to the Book Crossing meetup today. If no one there wants it, it will be left in the zone.

Journal Entry 3 by shimi from Nordre Aker bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, December 15, 2007
Do I need more books?! Not really! Could I resist picking up this one when I dropped by Kaffe og Krem today? No! :)

It's been on my list of classics I want to try reading, and although I'm not having too much progress with that list yet, I hope to be able to get started on this in a not too distant future anyway.

Journal Entry 4 by shimi at Bytteboden ved Sandaker senter in Sagene bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, March 4, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (2/20/2019 UTC) at Bytteboden ved Sandaker senter in Sagene bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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I bytteboden utenfor biblioteket.

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