Jude the obscure
|Format:||Print Book ©1992.|
|Availability:||Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
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.
Because of its frank treatment of human sexuality and its unflinching fatalism, Jude the Obscure aroused such a storm of controversy upon its publication in 1895 that, partly in response, Thomas Hardy abandoned the art of novel-writing altogether and devoted the rest of his life to poetry. Though we have come a long way in our social attitudes in the ensuing century, nothing about Hardy's masterpiece has lost its power to shock us and disturb our dreams.
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|Series||Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 115.|
Children -- Death -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Knopf :©1992.
Distributed by Random House,
xxxvii, 518 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii).