Jude the Obscure

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Jude the Obscure

By Thomas Hardy

Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553211917, 528pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1985

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.


Praise For Jude the Obscure

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