Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

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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.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
ISBN: 9780140431315
0140431314
9780192816702
0192816705
9780140620603
0140620605
Characteristics: xxxix, 451 p. :,map ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ingham, Patricia

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