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  1. Thread: Tess re-read

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    More than half way through. I am a slow reader....

    More than half way through. I am a slow reader. One thing about Tess is there is not a lot of happiness in it. Most the happiness was in the phase 3, The Rally, in which Tess and Angel are getting to...
  2. Thread: Tess re-read

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    Nearly half way through. Angel keeps pressing...

    Nearly half way through. Angel keeps pressing Tess to marry him. It is strange, knowing what comes next, to wonder what the first readers were anticipating at this point of the story. Angel seems...
  3. Thread: Tess re-read

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    I am enjoying my Tess re-read more than the first...

    I am enjoying my Tess re-read more than the first time around. The first time around I was distracted by all the rustic words, ecclesiastic and classical references. It is very well written.
  4. Thread: Tess re-read

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    Not qualified to know how Hardy portrays the...

    Not qualified to know how Hardy portrays the female condition. I liked Eustacia Vye. I have not read Jude the Obscure. I saw the film version with Kate Winslet as Sue Brideshead, but I am not sure...
  5. Thread: Tess re-read

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    Tess re-read

    I am re-reading Tess, only I am reading the 1891 version, which is the first book edition. Hardy made quite a few changes to his books, quite a lot of them important. Anyway, my first impressions...
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