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Jude the Obscure
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date December 1, 1992
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679409939
ISBN-10 0679409939
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.00
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Summary
Details the story of Jude Fawley, a poor stonemason who longs to be a minister, and how the brutal deaths of his children and his inability to please the two women in his life hinder his dreams and threaten his existence.
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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.

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