Sunday, April 3, 2011

keeping back the gloomy spectres

Sunday, April 3, 2011

“Her affection for him was now the breath and life of Tess's being; it enveloped her as a photosphere, irradiated her into forgetfulness of her past sorrows, keeping back the gloomy spectres that would persist in their attempts to touch her—doubt, fear, moodiness, care, shame. She knew that they were waiting like wolves just outside the circumscribing light, but she had long spells of power to keep them in hungry subjection there.”

~ Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, 1891

3 comments:

Arti said...

Seems a nice read, haven't heard from you at my place for a long time!!
Have a great day:-)

Loree said...

I have not read Tess yet although I have read other novels by Hardy. It is on my 'reading list' for when the moment is right.

Angeli said...

Hi Arti. I may not leave a comment all the time but always read your posts. :)

Hello Loree. I was weeping by the time I reached the book's last few pages.

 
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