Thomas Hardy; Irving Howe
|描述：||xxvi, 325 pages ; 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||Riverside editions, B96.|
|责任：||by Thomas Hardy ; edited with an introduction by Irving Howe.|
Here is the authoritative text of Hardy's last novel with a critical introduction which discusses to what extent Jude's pessimism is Hardy's own, and to what extent it reflects the advanced intellectual sentiments of the time. Upon it's publication in 1985, this book was denounced as hostile to the institution of marriage and burned by the Bishop of Wakefield for its "insolence and indecency." It was finally acclaimed as a moral work, but oo late: for as Hardy wrote in his postscript in 1912, the experience had completely cured him of further interest in novel writing.
- Marriage -- Fiction.
- Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
- Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
- England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
- England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Fiction.
- Man-woman relationships.
- Manners and customs.
- Social history.
- England -- Wessex.