Jude The Obscure by Thomas HardyJude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Jude The Obscure

byThomas Hardy

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Jude's story -- his futile desire to better himself through education, his failed marriage and doomed love for the free-spirited Sue Bridehead -- shows with heartbreaking clarity the devastating effects of prejudice and oppression upon innocent minds, and forms a passionate plea for tolerance. It was met with widespread condemnation upon first publication in 1895 and, as a result, was the last novel Hardy ever wrote.

“Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes. Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women. . . . O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?” —Esdras.

THOMAS HARDY was born on June 2, 1840. His father was a stonemason. He was brought up near Dorchester and trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in ...
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Title:Jude The ObscureFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0307291944

ISBN - 13:9780307291943

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic great book - really enjoyed it
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic great book - really enjoyed it
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jude won't be obscure for long! See title.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pathetic magnum opus of Thomas Hardy.. The plot altogether is very tragic and depressing, so a reader might find the story hard to digest. Nevertheless, this book contains many integral philosophical themes and biblical allusions. This book really does worth reading since despite its extremity, Hardy's writing style is very poignant, and every single element of the book possesses the literature value. One will certainly have compassion for the protagonist's catastrophe through reading. I think this book contrasts with Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man.
Date published: 2009-04-13