Saturday, 8 November 2014

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

We're currently studying Tess in English at the moment so I really hope my teacher doesn't see this

According to my iPad, I'm currently 30% of the way through the book and so far, I'm really enjoying it! I tried to read it earlier in the year and only got about half way through before school took over and I forgot about it, but I'm definitely enjoying it more as a reread.

I won't go into too much detail about the imagery and language that Hardy uses as I should probably save that for the essay I'm currently procrastinating, but I can really understand why he is so highly regarded.

Another thing that I really like about it is the setting - 'Wessex' is where I've grown up so it's lovely to see Hardy describe it so beautifully. I know he is famous for his extensive use of setting descriptions but I haven't found it to be too invasive, or make the novel hard to read!

The only other thing worth noting at this point in the book is that I actually like Alec. And yes, if you've read the book, I've gotten to the scene that makes people not like him. I just think he's a really sweet character with good intentions that wants to make Tess happy *sigh*

But yeah, the reason why I'm making a post about a book as I'm currently reading it is to create a bit more of a discussion about it! Have you read it? Are you reading it? Let me know!

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