Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

Front Cover
Macmillan and Company Limited, 1937 - 517 pages
81 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
29
4 stars
23
3 stars
14
2 stars
10
1 star
5

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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - la2bkk - LibraryThing

This was my fourth Hardy work, and while enjoyable, was my least favorite. Hardy is a great story teller- he conveys a sense of rural English life that few other can match. In addition, Hardy ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

Rarely have I ever had such a visceral reaction to a book. I have read a few other Hardy novels and so at this point I expect tragedy. But this one still blew me away. It broke my heart in so many ... Read full review

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information