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    Hey hey all =]

    I'm currently studying English Literature for AS Level, and we've just read Tess of the D'Urbervilles [[which I actually quite enjoyed ]] but now we need to compare it to another 'novel' [[although not necessarily a novel as such, if you get my drift]] that relates to it in some way. It can be modern or classic fiction, but, although I'm really into reading, I'm at a loss for knowing which book to read and compare to it, because nothing I've read will work well.

    So yes, that was basically my long-winded way of asking you knowledgeable types for ideas of books which would work well being compared to Tess!

    All help greatly appreciated
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    Adam Bede by George Eliot is quite similar in principle to Tess, except the protagonist is male, in a kind of Angel Clar mould, and resists temptation - it also includes a young country girl who is corrupted by an upper-class squire, not unlike Alec's influence on Tess. So that might be quite an interesting way to compare the two novels? I read it a while ago, but I think you could do something with it! Good luck.
 
 
 
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