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Jude the Obscure (Vintage Classics)

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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.

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:
9780345803993
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20351231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
528

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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