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  • Virtual Book Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    Posted by David Foster on May 3rd, 2015 (All posts by )

    Tess of the D’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

    I reread this book a couple of years ago (having originally read it in high school), and had intended to write a review of it one of these days.  The review recently posted at Powerline, though, is so good that I think I’ll just link it and save myself the trouble:

    The passion of “Tess”

    WWW hyperlinks:  enabling laziness since 1994

     

    8 Responses to “Virtual Book Review: Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    1. Robert Schwartz Says:

      The movie version of “Far from the Madding Crowd” was released Friday night. It won’t get to the boondocks for two weeks. I anybody has seen it, I would like a brief review.

    2. David Foster Says:

      Thanks, Robert…I see it’s on at some theaters around here…not sure when I’ll get a chance to see it, but would definitely like to

    3. Andrew X Says:

      Of course, I saw Hardy write ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ live at the Manchester Arena. It wasn’t his best show. He started off slow, of course, but put up a fairly good show by the end. His calligraphy through the early chapters of ‘Maiden No More’ was particularly good. But of course, nothing as electric as his writing of ‘Return of the Native’, live in Dorchester, of course (which I saw live as well) — but that was some seriously epic Hardy.

      Can’t hit a home run every time. I’m just glad I was there to catch the show.

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      *snicker*
      Never a bad time for a Monty Python reference, Andrew.

      http://www.montypython.net/scripts/nov-writ.php

    5. Andrew X Says:

      Never a bad time…… even for a rather arcane one. Impressive, Sgt, very impressive.

      And an even better link (for everyone else wondering WTH???) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM

    6. Sgt. Mom Says:

      I was raised on Brit humor, Andrew. And after all, I was an English major!

    7. David Foster Says:

      “After all, I was an English major”

      What regiment?

    8. Robert Schwartz Says:

      We went to see “Far from the Madding Crowd” tonight. We enjoyed and recommend it to any of you who enjoy Victorian literature.