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In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude The Obscure, sent shockwaves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy's heroines, Jude takes on the world--and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference. The most powerful expression of Hardy's philosophy, and a profound exploration of man's essential loneliness, Jude The Obscure is a great and beautiful book.

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Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy's 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 Jude's ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead, and the ultimate tragedy that causes Jude's undoing and Sue's transformation. Jude the Obscure explores man's essential loneliness and remains one of Hardy's most widely read novels.

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Jude Fawley's aspirations to the dignity and rewards of a scholarly life are continually thwarted by tragic obstacles of fate

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.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553905540
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Author:
Hardy, Thomas
Author:
Thomas, Hardy
Subject:
Audio Books-Literary Criticism
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Gift Editions
Subject:
Literature-Sale Books
Subject:
Sets and Gift Editions-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Hardy, thomas, 1840-1928
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
England
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
528

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Jude the Obscure
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Product details 528 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553905540 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Upon its first appearance in 1895, Thomas Hardy's 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 Jude's ill-fated relationship with his cousin Sue Bridehead, and the ultimate tragedy that causes Jude's undoing and Sue's transformation. Jude the Obscure explores man's essential loneliness and remains one of Hardy's most widely read novels.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , Jude Fawley's aspirations to the dignity and rewards of a scholarly life are continually thwarted by tragic obstacles of fate
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