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Book Discussion

The Book Discussion book this month
When Aug 24, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Winterset Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone 462-1731
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 Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is the book discussion selection for Aug. 24, 7:30pm at the Library


From  "Etched against the background of a dying rural society, Tess of the d'Urbervilles was Thomas Hardy's 'bestseller,' and Tess Durbeyfield remains his most striking and tragic heroine. Of all the characters he created, she meant the most to him. Hopelessly torn between two men—Alec d'Urberville, a wealthy, dissolute young man who seduces her in a lonely wood, and Angel Clare, her provincial, moralistic, and unforgiving husband—Tess escapes from her vise of passion through a horrible, desperate act.

 'Like the greatest characters in literature, Tess lives beyond the final pages of the book as a permanent citizen of the imagination,' said Irving Howe. 'In Tess he stakes everything on his sensuous apprehension of a young woman's life, a girl who is at once a simple milkmaid and an archetype of feminine strength. . . . Tess is that rare creature in literature: goodness made interesting.'"

Leadership for the book discussion will be provided by Rebecca Bock, WHS teacher-librarian.

Please, join the discussion.  It is held in the Library meeting room.  If you need a copy of the book, stop by the Library and check one out!  The book discussion is free and open to the public.

Future book discussion titles include:

Sept. 28:  Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Oct. 26: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Nov. 30: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

Dec. 28:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman







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