Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

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Osgood, McIlvaine, 1893 - 519 pages
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User Review  - fairdaloon - Overstock.com

A very good read of a very sad tale. If only they had the internet cell phones and could get hold of each other they all wouldnt have suffered so much. Thank Goodness for such great communication now days. And Thank Goodness for Big machines to help us do much of the farm work! Read full review

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User Review  - Monica C - Borders

Tess is a sweet, virtuous, young girl that lives with her family. A man claiming to be her family takes advantage of her and the echoes of these events leave her running from her home and everything ... Read full review



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Page 358 - you. which, I believed, was extinguished with all such feelings. But I thought that our marriage might be a sanctification for us both. 'The unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband,' I said to myself. But my plan is
Page 125 - My whole instinct in matters of religion is towards reconstruction; to quote your favorite Epistle to the Hebrews, ' the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.'
Page 184 - The only pain to me was pain on his account, poor, foolish young man. Do you suppose his incensed words could give me any pain, or even his blows ? ' Being reviled we bless; being persecuted we suffer it; being defamed we entreat; we are made as the filth of the world, and as the off scouring of all things unto this day.
Page 296 - the two old servants came in, and Angel's father began to read at the tenth verse of the aforesaid chapter: " ' Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. She riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good; her candle goeth not out by night.
Page 128 - plus d'hommes originaux. Les gens du commun ne trouvent pas de difference entre les hommes." The typical and unvarying Hodge ceased to exist. He had been disintegrated into a number of varied fellow-creatures—beings of many minds, beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright
Page 453 - knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless; the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength they arose, joined hands again, and went on. \ THE
Page 26 - to be like the apples on our stubbard tree. Most of them splendid and sound—a few blighted." "Which do we live on—a splendid one or a blighted one ?" " A blighted one." " 'Tis very unlucky that we didn't pitch on a sound one, when there were so many more of 'em! " "Yes."
Page 138 - My soul chooseth strangling and death rather than my life. I loathe it; I would not live alway." It was true that he was at present out of his class. But she knew that was only because, like Peter the Great in a
Page 374 - find him: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.'
Page 296 - and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseih her.

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