Medley #1 (Book Review and Music)

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”- Henry David Thorean 

Medley is a weekly post which contains both an article (such as a book review) and a piece of music. Thank you as always for taking your time to read my posts. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tess D’Urbervilles– Thomas Hardy

Tess D’Urbervilles, a superb novel. A tale of love and exploitation. 

Set within Dorset in the 19th century, Hardy tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield. After, an ‘incident with a mule’ she is sent to work for Mrs D’Urberville, looking after her birds. It is then that Tess meets Alec…
Tess of the D’Urbervilles in all honesty has many dull moments. Certain events are dragged out so much it is almost tedious to read; her sorrow is also quite annoying.
Aside from those factors, there is superb imagery within the novel. The storytelling creates a lovely tableu of landscapes. Wholly, this book although inferior to others is a true classical which most be read. 

Swan Lake –

Swan Lake is the featured piece of music on medley this week. Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky these piece is played by me on the piano.

To access Swan Lake please click the hyperlink above. /\