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Jude the obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy; Dennis Taylor
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Series: Penguin classics.
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Details the story of Jude Fawley, a poor stonemason who longs to be a minister, and how the brutal deaths of his children and his inability to please the two women in his life hinder his dreams and threaten his existence.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Didactic fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Dennis Taylor
ISBN: 0140435387 9780140435382
OCLC Number: 40121516
Description: xliii, 484 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Contents: General editor's preface --
Chronology : Hardy's life and works --
Map : The Wessex of the novels --
Bibliographical note --
Introduction --
Further reading --
A note on the history of the text --
Jude the obscure --
Appendix I: 'Postscript' to 1912 Wessex edition --
Appendix II: A note on the serial illustrations --
Appendix III: A note on the novel's chronology --
Appendix IV: List of place name parallels --
Glossary.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited with an introduction and notes by Dennis Taylor.
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Moving to Christminster to work as a stonemason, Jude meets and falls in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead, a sensitive, freethinking "New Woman". Refusing to marry merely for the sake of religious  Read more...

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'His style touches sublimity' --T.S. Eliot 'The greatest tragic writer among English novelists' --Virginia Woolf

 
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