Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Summer Classics)

by Thomas Hardy | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140439544 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rainbow3 of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/16/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by rainbow3 from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, September 16, 2011
Flutterbies9 found this for me, (many thanks go to her) as it’s bookcrosser Vespa’s wish-list, and Vespa’s my partner in the Not-So-Secret-Not-Going-To-The-BC-Unconvention-Surprise or what ever we are calling this event on BC UK Yahoo Groups calander of NSS events in 2011. The charming thing about this copy is that the inside front cover in totally obscured with someone’s notes on the cast and their attributes and associations. So I’ve made a insert, partial page, to support the bookcrossing bookplate so these notes are not obscured. I did give reading this a go on a few occasion but the language is so cumbersome and the general sentiments and outcome for poor Tess so tragic I couldn’t bear to stick with it. Picking up the book and turning it so that the page block edge stands as a landscape format shows the lovely cover photo to its best advantage.

Book cover: ‘”What’s her trump card? Her D’Urberville blood, you mean?” “No stupid; her face – as ‘twas mine.”’

When the local p[arson hints that the humble Durbeyfield family is descended for n the noble D’Urberville line, it falls to Tess to claim kinship and seek a portion of the family fortune, Alec D’Urberville is only too keen to help his beautiful and spirited ‘cousin’, but Tess realises too late the terrible prise she will have to pay.

Hardy possessed an amazing gift for creating women of voluptuous attractiveness, unsurpassed by any other author.’ NIKOLAI TOLSTOY, Sunday Times.

From Fantastic Fiction: Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbevilles, and meeting her "cousin" Alec proves to be her downfall. When Angel Clare offers her love and salvation, she must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

Journal Entry 2 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/17/2011 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


….planning getting this into the post today, via my local post office, 15 East Norton Place or Edinburgh's main Post Office. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 3 by Vespa at Weymouth, Dorset United Kingdom on Saturday, September 24, 2011
received today many thanks

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