Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Hardy’s penultimate work, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is arguably the greatest tragedy of all Victorian literature. It tells the story of Tess, an impoverished woman whose past relations and miscarriage cause her to be rejected by her husband on their wedding night. Touching upon the themes of class, religion, gender, and sexuality, the novel was highly controversial for its time and is held in high esteem by literary scholars to this day.

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  • Kristin P.

    I wish I was able to make it, but my husband ended up sick and I couldn't find a sitter last minute... sounds like it was interesting, but I didn't finish the book. Maybe next time... :(

    March 10, 2013

  • Gayle J.

    Fab and I loved the questios Cathy prints out for dicussion. The questions had such depth and sparked coversation and debate it was great :-)!

    3 · March 10, 2013

  • Cindy

    Haven't had a chance to even open the book.

    March 9, 2013

  • Kristin P.

    Oh, I see the change. Before I thought it said Dallas. Shops of Legacy is a lot better. There's also Cafe Express there for future locations.

    March 7, 2013

  • Shannon P.

    I may be a tad bit late but I will definitely be there!

    March 7, 2013

  • Gayle J.

    I am enjoying this book listening to it from an audiobook the narrator is great

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    Our meeting location is at Shops at Legacy.

    March 7, 2013

  • Kristin P.

    I am surprised we are meeting in Dallas when this is a Plano/McKinney/Allen group... but I will still try to be there. Only 14% done with the book since I got a late start...

    March 7, 2013

  • Cathy D.

    I was really captured by this book -- although the storyline made me crazy. I can understand why it is a good one to assign to high schoolers. Look forward to seeing you all Sunday.

    March 7, 2013

  • Kristin P.

    I may not be finished with the book by the 10th, but I will certainly try since it is on my "to read list." And FYI, since it is a classic, you can get this book for free as I have on my Kindle (although, it was about a month ago)...

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Patricia P.

    So me...bought the book to read for the 3rd time over the course of 30 years, loving it once again..checked my calandar and HUGE family event that day. So I'll have to look forward to meeting you, but not March 10th.

    February 18, 2013

  • Patricia P.

    Hi Cathy,
    Thank you for accepting me into this book-loving group! I was wondering if La Madelaine in McK has a side room as some of them have. I'm sure you've already scoped this out, but I'll keep my eyes open for potential sites.
    Looking forward to meeting you.
    Sincerely,
    Patricia Prahl

    1 · February 13, 2013

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