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This edition published in by Wordsworth Classics in Ware, Hertfordshire [England].

Written in English

379 pages

Hardy's last work of fiction, Jude the Obscure is also one of his most gloomily fatalistic, depicting the lives of individuals who are trapped by forces beyond their control. Jude Fawley, a poor villager, wants to enter the divinity school at Christminster. Sidetracked by Arabella Donn, an earthy country girl who pretends to be pregnant by him, Jude marries her and is then deserted. He earns a living as a stonemason at Christminster; there he falls in love with his independent-minded cousin, Sue Bridehead. Out of a sense of obligation, Sue marries the schoolmaster Phillotson, who has helped her. Unable to bear living with Phillotson, she returns to live with Jude and eventually bears his children out of wedlock. Their poverty and the weight of society's disapproval begin to take a toll on Sue and Jude; the climax occurs when Jude's son by Arabella hangs Sue and Jude's children and himself. In penance, Sue returns to Phillotson and the church. Jude returns to Arabella and eventually dies miserably. The novel's sexual frankness shocked the public, as did Hardy's criticisms of marriage, the university system, and the church. Hardy was so distressed by its reception that he wrote no more fiction, concentrating solely on his poetry.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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1998, Penguin Books
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May 28, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
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November 1995, Picador
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1995, Wordsworth Classics
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September 1995, Everymans Library
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Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
September 29, 1994, Penguin Audiobooks
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April 28, 1994, Penguin Books Ltd
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1992, Merkuriĭ
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1992, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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November 26, 1992, Everyman's Library
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1992, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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June 1989, Amereon Ltd
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1986, Macmillan
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1985, Oxford University Press
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Jude the Obscure (Everyman Classics)
November 1985, Everymans Library
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Jude the Obscure
June 1982, Ulverscroft Large Print
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Jude the obscure
1981, Bantam Books
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May 1981, Bantam Books
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Jude the Obscure
May 1981, Bantam Books
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Jude the obscure
1980, New American Library
in English
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October 12, 1978, Modern Library
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1978, Penguin Books
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August 1977, St Martins Pr
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1974, Macmillan
in English - New Wessex ed. / introduction by Terry Eagleton ; with notes by P.N. Furbank.
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1972, Alianza
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1972, Bobbs-Merrill
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1970, Distributed by Heron Books
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1970, Heron Books
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1969, Limited Editions Club
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1969, Bantam Books
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1969, Heritage Press
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1967, Modern Library
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1966, Harper & Row
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1966, Harper & Row
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1966, Harper & Row
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1962, Collier Books
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Jude the Obscure
November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Jude the obscure
1961, New American Library
in English
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Jude the Obscure
November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Jude the Obscure
November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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Jude the Obscure
November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
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1949, Macmillan
in English
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1946, De Carlo
in Italian
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1930, Modern Library
in English
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1927, Modern Library
in English
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1923, Harper
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January 1923, Reprint Services Corp
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Jude the obscure.
1923, Modern Library
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Jude the obscure.
1923, Harper & brothers
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Jude the Obscure
January 1920, Books On Tape
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Jude the obscure
1912, Macmillan
in English - Wessex edition.
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Jude the obscure.
1906, Macmillan
in English - Pocket ed.
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Jude the obscure
1896, Harper & Brothers
in English
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Jude the obscure
1896, Harper
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1895, Osgood, McIlvaine
in English
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Jude the Obscure
Publish date unknown, Tuttle Publishing
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Jude the Obscure

First published in 1895



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Hardy's last work of fiction, Jude the Obscure is also one of his most gloomily fatalistic, depicting the lives of individuals who are trapped by forces beyond their control. Jude Fawley, a poor villager, wants to enter the divinity school at Christminster. Sidetracked by Arabella Donn, an earthy country girl who pretends to be pregnant by him, Jude marries her and is then deserted. He earns a living as a stonemason at Christminster; there he falls in love with his independent-minded cousin, Sue Bridehead. Out of a sense of obligation, Sue marries the schoolmaster Phillotson, who has helped her. Unable to bear living with Phillotson, she returns to live with Jude and eventually bears his children out of wedlock. Their poverty and the weight of society's disapproval begin to take a toll on Sue and Jude; the climax occurs when Jude's son by Arabella hangs Sue and Jude's children and himself. In penance, Sue returns to Phillotson and the church. Jude returns to Arabella and eventually dies miserably. The novel's sexual frankness shocked the public, as did Hardy's criticisms of marriage, the university system, and the church. Hardy was so distressed by its reception that he wrote no more fiction, concentrating solely on his poetry.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

Jude the obscure

This edition published in by Wordsworth Classics in Ware, Hertfordshire [England].


Classifications

Library of Congress
PR4746 .A1 HAR 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
379 p. ;
Number of pages
379

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24390632M
Internet Archive
judeobscurehard00hard
ISBN 10
1853262617
ISBN 13
9781853262616
OCLC/WorldCat
40158223

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