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Jude the obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: New York : Signet Classic, [2009]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jude Fawley, an impoverished stone mason, aspires to the ministry, but 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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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Love stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)268796316
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy
ISBN: 9781101102558 1101102551 9781101105238 1101105232 9781101104569 1101104562
OCLC Number: 505869709
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 409 p.) : map.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; with an introduction by Jay Parini and a new afterward by William Deresiewicz.

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Jude Fawley, an impoverished stone mason, aspires to the ministry, but 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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