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In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude the Obscure , sent shock waves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy's heroines, Jude takes on the world--and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference. The most powerful expression of Hardy's philosophy, and a profound exploration of man's essential loneliness, Jude the Obscure is a great and beautiful book. "His style touches sublimity." --T. S. Eliot
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title_full Jude the Obscure, Jude the Obscure [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, Jude the obscure / Thomas Hardy ; with an introduction by Jay Parini and an afterward by A. Alvarez, Jude the obscure / Thomas Hardy; introduction by Rosellen Brown ; notes by Julie Grossman, Jude the obscure / by Thomas Hardy, Jude the obscure [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, Jude the obscure. Edited by Robert C. Slack
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topic_facet Adultery, Children, Classic Literature, Death, Didactic fiction, Fiction, Illegitimate children, Literature, Love stories, Man-woman relationships, Marriage, Mystery, Romance, Social conditions, Social life and customs, Stonemasons, Unmarried couples