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Jude the obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, ©1980.
Series: Signet classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Hardy's deterministic art achieves fanatic intensity and raw perfection in the characterization of Jude Fawley, an impoverished stone mason who aspires to the ministry. Throughout his agonized existence, the cloistered halls and facades of Christminister--where Jude wishes to study--tempt and mock him to rid himself of ignorance. His failure to fulfill the expectations of either of the two women he loves, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Didactic fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 0451517830 9780451517838 0451515897 9780451515896 0451513940 9780451513946
OCLC Number: 18397728
Description: 416 unnumbered pages : map ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Signet classic.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; with an afterword by A. Alvarez ; with a revised and updated bibliography.

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Thomas Hardy's deterministic art achieves fanatic intensity and raw perfection in the characterization of Jude Fawley, an impoverished stone mason who aspires to the ministry. Throughout his agonized existence, the cloistered halls and facades of Christminister--where Jude wishes to study--tempt and mock him to rid himself of ignorance. His failure to fulfill the expectations of either of the two women he loves, and the violent deaths of his children thwart him in his ideal and lead to his destruction.

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