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Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy


PUBLISHED: 31st March 1985
ISBN: 9780553211917
ANNOTATION:
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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PUBLISHED: 31st March 1985
ISBN: 9780553211917
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude the Obscure," " sent shock waves 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. "His style touches sublimity." —T. S. Eliot

Author Biography

Thomas Hardy (1840 1928), enduring author of the twentieth century, wrote the classics Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and many other works.

Review

"His style touches sublimity."--T.S. Eliot

Product Details

Short Title
JUDE THE OBSCURE M/TV
Publisher
Bantam Classics
Series
Bantam Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0553211919
ISBN-13
9780553211917
Media
Book
Format
Mass Market Paperback
Year
1985
Publication Date
1985-03-31
Audience Age
13
Country of Publication
United States
Author
Thomas Hardy
Residence
Egdon Heath, ENK
Pages
528