Tess of the D' Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingDoris52wing of Innsbruck, Tirol Austria on 10/11/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDoris52wing from Innsbruck, Tirol Austria on Thursday, October 11, 2007
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Journal Entry 2 by wingDoris52wing at Metropol-Kino Innsbruck (ehemalige OBCZ) in Innsbruck, Tirol Austria on Saturday, October 13, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (10/13/2007 UTC) at Metropol-Kino Innsbruck (ehemalige OBCZ) in Innsbruck, Tirol Austria

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Journal Entry 3 by anathema-device from Graz, Steiermark Austria on Saturday, October 13, 2007
Originally I wanted to go and see "Planet Terror" tonight, but due to some unexpected events I had to call that off - but then I went to the cinema anyway to hunt down some books (since the nearest OBCZ is situated in the cinema's lobby (if that's the correct word).
This is one I have been interested in for quite some time, since it's one of the English "classics" featured in Jasper Fforde's scifi/fantasy novels, and one of the few that even I haven't read yet - so it has a good chance of landing on Mount TBR before I'll re-release it for one of the upcoming challenges... :)

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Oh: added some English labels!

Journal Entry 4 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Journal Entry 5 by anathema-device at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 1, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (10/1/2009 UTC) at Exchange/Trade, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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This book is travelling to the US to visit svoight. Enjoy!

Also, thanks for "helping me with my move" - a total of four books less to carry upstairs! Yay! ;))

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, October 8, 2009
Received today in the mail, thanks for sending it to me!

Journal Entry 7 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, January 3, 2010


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Journal Entry 8 by wingbookstogivewing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (1/12/2010 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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Released to TracyW, enjoy!

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Journal Entry 9 by TracyW on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I found this an awfully depressing read, probably in part due to reading it directly after Anna Karenin. Indeed, I went off promptly and read a Rumpole book to bring my spirits back up. I think that at least part of what made this book so depressing was that Hardy kept talking about that if only one of them had acted in another way, then Tess and Angel would have reconciled and had a happy ending. I also felt that Tess's eventual decision to live with Alex was implausible given that she was breaking her marriage vows to Angel, I think that if Hardy had spent more time on this rather than presenting it as a surprise for the author I would have tolerated it better.

Hardy's use of language here was very high-flown. It reminded me a lot of the more serious passages in J.K.Jerome's Three Men in a Boat. But J. K. Jerome mixes up his high-flown language with laughing, mostly at himself. While Hardy's writing was not unpleasant, without Jerome's occasional lashings of humour it became wearisome over time.

On the other hand there were some pleasurable bits, the reaction of John Durbyfield to news of his famous ancestry was amusing, the portrayl of the pleasures of milking in the spring contrasted with the misery of farm work in the winter. And I know it was a very ground-breaking work for its time. Just, overall, not for me.

Journal Entry 10 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 14, 2010


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Released 6 yrs ago (5/29/2015 UTC) at Level 2, 133 Houndsditch in City of London, Greater London United Kingdom

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