Posted by Claire on July 15, 1997 at 21:40:38:
In reply to Re: Thomas Hardy posted by Catherine K on July 15, 1997 at 13:38:24
] I'm a Thomas Hardy fan - he can create pictures through words like no one else. I would recommend that you start with _Tess_ or _Return of the Native_. I've started _Jude_ several times and just haven't had the patience to get through it. It demands a lot of concentration. You might also want to read some of Hardy's poetry.
] Catherine K
Far From the Madding Crowd butThe Return of the Native is considered by most to be his masterpiece. I liked it also. It was on PBS not too long ago. His descriptions are so vivid. Though almost all his books deal with sad themes. They are a fine read.
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