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Jude the obscure : "The Letter Killeth"

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 2008.
Series: Bantam classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam classic edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Love stories
Didactic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 9780553211917 0553211919
OCLC Number: 457290790
Description: 514 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Bantam classic.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy.

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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, Jude The Obscure is a great and beautiful book.

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