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Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Post by sabine on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:40 pm

Hi mates! @aspire: You will not regret reading this amazing novel. Tess brought Hardy great fame and honor as well as incurring harsh rebukes from conventional society.


In the novel, Hardy portrays Tess Durbeyfield ,the novel's main protagonist, as a poor innocent country girl who is to be descended from nobility, from the famous D'Urbervilles. Tess is a very pretty girl, and very "womanly" for her age. In her life, she knew two gentlemen: Alec D'Urbervilles, who is a villain Evil or Very Mad , and Angel Clare. We can feel the sense of psychological depth and complexity of both characters. Their perceptions of love are extremely different. Tess was raped in the first chapters and hanged at the end!!!!
I will not give you more details and will let you discover this wonderful story. All what I can say is that Hardy's heroine is victimized by the combined forces of Victorian patriarchal societyŚ the injustice of social law, the hypocrisy of social prejudice and the inequality of male dominance_, and a victim of her beauty, as well. Regarding all what happened to her Hardy still considers her "a pure woman" and not "a fallen woman" as named by the Victorian harsh society.

I think that you'll feel profound sympathy for Tess as I did.
I hope that you'll enjoy it Wink
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Post by sassy86 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:27 pm

Hey guys! I'm back again! and on my sweet Sabine's post Wink

Hope you're all doing great and that everything is fine with you. I know I've never ever been that away from the forum (coz I've never met with any situation which would get me away from what I love either job or students or this place.
Luckily it just sort of happened Wink

So I wanna say that I miss you ALL so so so so much and I'll be back soon

@ Sabine: You know how crazy I am over this novel and how happy I was when I saw your post. Hope we'll all discuss it together Smile It's a great novel and story
Kiss, bye !
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Post by sabine on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:19 pm

En fiiiiiiin de retour (I know how busy you were this period Wink ) Very Happy welcome back sweet sassy. I really miss you sooooooo much and miss your valuable posts and comments I know that you like this novel Wink but I'm more obssessed with Hardy's novels Wink I'm getting crazy with Jude Laughing

Happy you love it and I'll be happier when reading your views when disscussing the novel
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Post by aspire on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Sabine, I cannot wait to read this book. The only Hardy i read was Far from the madding Crowd. Thanks for the motivation!!
Sassy, a pleasure to hear (read ) from you. Hope you r doing so fine. regards

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Post by sabine on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:04 pm

Since you're motivated to read this great novel, we will accord you some time to read it aspire. then, we'll discuss it together Smile
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Post by aspire on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:43 pm

ok! sorry to keep u waiting! I'm finishing Harriet Beecher Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin, among other things. Hope I wont't be long Embarassed

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Post by sabine on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:25 pm

Never mind Aspire. Time is yours Smile
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Post by Peacemaker on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:19 pm

aspire wrote: I'm finishing Harriet Beecher Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin, among other things.

Salam Alikum dear mates, I hope you're all doing great insha'Allah!

Would you; please please Mr. Aspire, tell me where have you found that book (Harriet Beecher Stow's Uncle Tom's Cabin)? It's been ages that I'm looking for it in all the libraries but in vain!!

Have a wonderful day everybody

Salam
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Post by aspire on Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:16 pm

Dear Peacemaker,
I read an electronic copy. I once had a very nice, scholarly and annotated version introduced by Keith carabine and frank Kermode but God knows what quick fingered hand took it from me.
here is an interesting site with much info.

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/stowe/stowe.html

take care!

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Post by Peacemaker on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:12 pm

Actually, I'm about to finish reading an electronic verion as well, but my eyes are screaming for some help of a hard copy! I think I'll print what remains & get done with it insha'Allah.

Thank you loads for replying Mr. Aspire, I do appreciate your help

Salam
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Post by aspire on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:34 pm

Anytime Peacemaker! The best of luck and God bless you

wa alayka assalaam.

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