Monday, July 13, 2009

Review: Tess of the D'Urbervilles


Title: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Author: Thomas Hardy
Genre: Tragedy/Fiction/Classic
Rating: 4/5

Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Where to start? Tess is a classic novel written by Thomas Hardy in 1891. The story is set in England where Tess Durbeyfield and her family are living a simple life, until one day her father discovers that they are of a noble name D'Urberville. Tess goes to live with the D'Urbervilles to help out and claim some of the benefits of this noble name. The son of the Mrs, D'Urberville, Alec, loves Tess. After some unfortunate events, Tess moves back home for a few years.

Tess finds that she can no longer just stay at home, so she finds herself working as a dairy maid and meets the love of her life, Angle Clare. They eventually get married but quickly stumble along quite a few road blocks.

I can not say anymore. You must read this book. It is full of love, turmoil, heartache, and surprise in ways you would never think. I loved this book. I have to admit that the words were a little difficult for me at first, as I was unfamiliar with English Classic Literature, but once you get in the groove, you cannot put this down. READ IT!!!

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I apoligize for a somewhat lame review. I really have no idea how to review this book in a way that does it any justice. I promise you this will become a favorite if you just read it!~