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Tess of the Storm Country

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,122 / 277 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PN
Series: Storm Country
Downloads: 818
Added to site: 2007.07.14 17635

A girl from the dregs of society, loves a young Cornell University student, and it works startling changes in her life and the lives of those about her. The dramatic version is one of the sensations of the season.

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deftly throwing them aside as she counted.

"I care," stolidly said the boy coming nearer, "and ye air a goin' to throw that toad away, does ye see? Ma says as how ye could be made into a woman if ye hadn't got batty with birds and things. She says as how when ye sing to the brat that yer voice sounds like an angel's, and that's why the kid sleeps. He air a cryin' all the time to have ye sing to him."

Tess hadn't expected this. She did love the tiny unwelcome child of Myra Longman, a child without a father, or a place in the world. Tess loved the babe because there was an expression in its eyes that she had once seen in a wounded baby bird's ... a pitiful unborn expression which would go with the brat to its grave.

She stooped down and placed the toad again in his hole, shoving him deep down into his cavity, for the sun was going down and Frederick would sleep as long as there were no flies about.

The boy spoke again.

"Mammy says as how if ye don't stop runnin' wild ye'll

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****

The Life and Struggles of Tess a squatrer who is not more than 17 is wonderful.. The Sequel of this book is also very bueatiful written. The Secret of the storm country.. the sequel of this book further tells abt the growing of tess from a girl to a woman is fascinating.


Tess is not your typical heroine but she has her own special flavor. The daughter of a squatter, Tess is considered beneath the Ithaca village inhabitants, but when her "daddy skinner" is falsely accused of murder Tess sets out on the journey from a girl into a woman. As Tess grows and falls in love (with the minister's son) she must make some tough choices that threaten to rend her heart asunder. I liked the book and how Tess, though not aware of it, touched so many lives.



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