Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Book - 1992
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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)

Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1992]
ISBN: 9780679409939
0679409939
Characteristics: xxxvii, 518 p. : map. --

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BertBailey
Apr 07, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/07/100-best-novels-jude-obscure-thomas-hardy

RoninDRE May 13, 2013

This was an excellent work, and enjoyable to read, with thought-provoking subject matter, though somewhat slow to start.

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phantomas
May 26, 2017

“I have read two books of the Iliad, besides being pretty familiar with passages such as the speech of Phoenix in the ninth book, the fight of Hector and Ajax in the fourteenth, the appearance of Achilles unarmed and his heavenly armour in the eighteenth, and the funeral games in the twenty-third. I have also done some Hesiod, a little scrap of Thucydides, and a lot of the Greek Testament.... I wish there was only one dialect, all the same."
“I have done some mathematics, including the first six and the eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid; and algebra as far as simple equations."
(part one, at Marygreen, section 6)

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mcollett
Jun 17, 2011

"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."

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