|描述：||xxxvii, 518 pages : map ; 21 cm.|
Select Bibliography --
Preface to the First Edition --
Jude the Obscure --
General Preface to the Wessex Edition of 1912 --
Map of Hardy's Wessex.
|丛书名：||Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 115.|
|责任：||Thomas Hardy ; with an introduction by J. Hillis Miller.|
"Jude Fawley, an impoverished stonemason, aspires to the ministry and fails to fulfill the opposite expectations of the two women he loves in Victorian society." *** "Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." *** "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." *** "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."