Tag Archive: Tess of The D’Urbervilles

Laugh along with the common people….

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Not content with torturing heroines and inflicting all manner of doom upon the good folk of Wessex, Thomas Hardy is back on the naughty step again. This time, it’s for his monumental condescension… Continue reading

Frocks, Locks and the School of Hard Knocks: the Irresistible Magnetism of Maudlin Maidens to Every Teenage Girl, Ever.

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When you return to a novel later in life something interesting happens. You retrace your steps through familiar landscapes and re-acquaint yourself with characters like old friends. More poignantly, you come face to… Continue reading

This lot will make you want to be alone on Valentine’s day.

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Everybody hates Valentine’s day. Everybody. It’s the day when being single is akin to leprosy, and if you’re in a couple, you’re forced into buying into the cynical proliferation of hearts, flowers, chocolates… Continue reading

The one in which Thomas Hardy sets fire to a cat

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I’m currently reading ‘Tess of The D’Urbervilles’ and it is the most infuriating novel imaginable. I keep having to take breathers and feverishly pace the room to dissipate my frustration at both the… Continue reading