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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2 journalers for this copy...
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 15 yrs ago (12/9/2007 UTC) at Kaffe & Krem, Vika in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway



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


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