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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RJude the Obscure&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RThomas Hardy&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RVirginia Woolf called him "the greatest tragic writer among English novelists," but &&LSTRONG&&RThomas Hardy&&L/B&&R was so distressed by the shocked outrage that greeted &&LI&&RJude the Obscure&&L/I&&R in 1895 that he decided to quit writing novels. For in telling the story of Jude Fawley, whose many attempts to rise above his class are crushed by society or the forces of nature, Hardy had attacked Victorian society''s most cherished institutions--marriage, social class, religion, and higher education. &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RA poor villager, Jude Fawley longs to study at the elite University of Christminster, but his ambitions are thwarted by class prejudice--and an earthy country girl who tricks him into marriage by pretending to be pregnant. Entrapped in a loveless marriage, he becomes a stonemason and falls in love with his cousin--the intellectual, free-spirited Sue Bridehead, who is also unhappy in marriage. Sue leaves her husband to live with Jude and eventually bears his children out of wedlock. Their poverty and the weight of society''s disapproval begin to take their toll on the couple, forcing them into a shattering downward spiral that ends in one of the most shocking scenes in all of literature.&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RA stunning masterpiece, &&LI&&RJude the Obscure&&L/I&&R is Hardy''s bleakest and most personal novel.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RAmy M. King&&L/B&&R is an Assistant Professor of Literature at the California Institute of Technology, and the author of &&LI&&RBloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel&&L/I&&R, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is also the author of articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, and has taught widely in the English novel at Haverford College and Caltech. King received her doctorate in 1998 from Harvard University in English and American Literature and Language. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
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subject_facetAdultery -- Fiction
Ambition -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Children -- Death -- Fiction
Didactic fiction
Electronic books
Hardy, Thomas, -- 1840-1928. -- Jude the obscure
Illegitimate children -- Fiction
Love stories
Married people -- Fiction
Social stratification -- England -- Fiction
Stonemasons -- England -- Fiction
Stonemasons -- Fiction
Unmarried couples -- Fiction
Wessex (England) -- Fiction
title_displayJude the obscure
title_fullJude the Obscure [electronic resource] Hardy, Thomas,
Jude the Obscure [electronic resource] Hardy, Thomas.
Jude the obscure / THomas Hardy ; edited, with an introd. and annotation, by F. R. Southerington
Jude the obscure / Thomas Hardy ; with an introduction and notes by Amy M. King ; George Stade, consulting editorial director
Jude the obscure [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy
Jude the obscure [electronic resource] Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928,
Jude the obscure [electronic resource] Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
Jude the obscure [sound recording] / Thomas Hardy
title_shortJude the obscure
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Ambition
Children
Death
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Hardy, Thomas
Illegitimate children
Married people
Social stratification
Stonemasons
Unmarried couples