Angelina, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Angelina)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles is having a pop culture moment, referenced in 50 Shades of Grey and on Downton Abbey as well as adapted in the British film Trishna. Picking it up as a first time reader, I was struck by how engaging and accessible it is to read. The language is rich and image-filled, but the plot remains surprisingly quick moving. It was also a far more morally complex book than I was initially expecting. Highly recommended.
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