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Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

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Written by Thomas HardyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Hardy

  • Format: Paperback, 528 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: March 1, 1985
  • Price: $5.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21191-7 (0-553-21191-9)
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In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude The Obscure, sent shockwaves 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.