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Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1978.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0393044734 9780393044737 0393090892 9780393090895
OCLC Number: 3294615
Description: xii, 468 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by Norman Page.

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"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."

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