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Jude the Obscure (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardys Jude the Obscure shocked Victorian critics and readers with a frank depiction of sexuality and an unbridled indictment of the institutions of marriage, education, and religion, reportedly causing one Angli-can bishop to order the book publicly burned. The experience so exhausted Hardy that he never wrote a work of fiction again.

Rich in symbolism, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley and his struggle to rise from his station as a poor Wessex stonemason to that of a scholar at Christminster. It is also the story of Judes ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead, and the ultimate tragedy that causes Judes undoing and Sues transformation. Jude the Obscure explores mans essential loneliness and remains one of Hardys most widely read novels.

Synopsis:

Recognized as one of Hardy's most important novels, "Jude the Obscure" is the sad story of love and sexual desire as dictated by the peculiar English matrixes of class and destiny in the Victorian 19th century. At its apex is the tragic Jude Fawley, a "simple" country boy whose aspirations to rise in class are thwarted and his love affair with a woman socially above him is a disaster.

About the Author

Rosellen Brown is the author of Half a Heart, The Autobiography of My Mother, Tender Mercies and Before and After. She lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757419
Introduction:
Brown, Rosellen
Author:
Brown, Rosellen
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Stone-masons
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Wessex
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2001
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.03x5.23x1.14 in. .93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Recognized as one of Hardy's most important novels, "Jude the Obscure" is the sad story of love and sexual desire as dictated by the peculiar English matrixes of class and destiny in the Victorian 19th century. At its apex is the tragic Jude Fawley, a "simple" country boy whose aspirations to rise in class are thwarted and his love affair with a woman socially above him is a disaster.
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