Jude the obscure

by Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928,

Format: Print Book ©1992.
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Summary

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.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The controversial tale of Jude Fawley and his unconventional relationship with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, is as fascinating today as it was when Hardy published the novel in 1895. Beautifully narrated by the gifted Neville Jason, this story of repression, judgment, and true love will appeal to listeners who love the classics. Jason's proper tone and slow pacing is a perfect fit for Hardy's prose. As Jude, Jason shifts his voice to become, by turns, optimistic and lovelorn, while the supporting characters are equally well crafted. The result is a truly memorable literary experience that demands repeated listens. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 115.
Subjects Stonemasons -- Fiction.
Children -- Death -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf :©1992.
Distributed by Random House,
Language English
Description xxxvii, 518 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii).
ISBN 0679409939
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