Seriously, how can people LIKE this stuff????????
Tess of the D'urbervilles is AWFUL. Almost as Awful as Jude the Obscure.
None of the laws of common sense rule the characters, and so the books are just stupid.
Now don't get me wrong. I understand that people do stupid stuff and they have to abide the consequences, but the characters in his books are just UNREASONABLE.
I was going to try to read Return of the Native someday, but I have no desire to whatsoever. I am crossing Tess off my list and now I understand why I don't remember reading it. I had to have blocked the craziness out of my mind for the sake of my sanity. ha