Jude the Obscure (Hardcover)

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Jude's story -- his futile desire to better himself through education, his failed marriage and doomed love for the free-spirited Sue Bridehead -- shows with heartbreaking clarity the devastating effects of prejudice and oppression upon innocent minds, and forms a passionate plea for tolerance.

Because of its frank treatment of human sexuality and its unflinching fatalism, Jude the Obscure aroused such a storm of controversy upon its publication in 1895 that, partly in response, Thomas Hardy abandoned the art of novel-writing altogether and devoted the rest of his life to poetry. Though we have come a long way in our social attitudes in the ensuing century, nothing about Hardy's masterpiece has lost its power to shock us and disturb our dreams.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

About the Author


Rosellen Brown is the author of Half a Heart, The Autobiography of My Mother, Tender Mercies and Before and After. She lives in Chicago.

Praise for Jude the Obscure…


"His style touches sublimity."—T.S. Eliot


From the Paperback edition.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0679409939
ISBN-13: 9780679409939
Published: Everyman's Library, 12/15/1992
Language: English


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