Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thomas Hardy's Tess


It has been nearly Twenty years since I read Thomas Hardy's heartbreaking TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES so I won't attempt to make any kind of real statements on it other than it really moved me at the time and I have no doubt it would still if I revisited it.
The Victorian Web has some remarkable drawings from a rare serialisation of Hardy's work and I am sharing one of the striking images here. Fans of the film should go to the link below as it is interesting to compare some of these drawings to Polanski's film.

http://victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/victorianweb/art/illustration/tess/tess.html

I also highly recommend the following sites dedicated to Hardy:

http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/hardy.html

http://www.yale.edu/hardysoc/Welcome/welcomet.htm

3 comments:

Cinebeats said...

Great links and many thanks for sharing them here. I've always been interested in Hardy and I look forward to spending some time at these sites.

Rogue Spy 007 said...

Thanks for those links. I'm going to check them out later. It's been quite some time since I've read this book. It was always one of my favorites when I was growing up. I've always been a big fan of Victorian literature.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks to you both...I really need to go back and re-read this book as it has been so long. I remember really loving it and I really like the stuff I have read by Hardy since...especially "Jude The Obscure"