Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

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Macmillan and Company Limited, 1937 - 517 pages
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It makes it very difficult to read. - LibraryThing
Because the prose...oh, the prose! - LibraryThing
It is true the plot is strained at times, unlikely. - LibraryThing
Great heroine, great setting, great and sad ending. - LibraryThing
Hardy's writing style is poetic and romantic. - LibraryThing
Good pacing, though some of the gaps are felt. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Sweet_Serenity - LibraryThing

I feel like this was almost two different books. I was really enjoying the story, sympathising with Tess, and admiring the author's progressive attitudes, when at the very end the whole thing derailed ... Read full review

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User Review  - kakadoo202 - LibraryThing

the first 80% of the bookmare rather slow. lots of repetitions and hidden meanings that uounalmost miss the rape until you read that she has a baby. thrn you roll your eyes for a long time while thr ... Read full review

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