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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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full_title jude the obscure
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auth_author2 Bayley, John, 1925-2015., Case, David., Jason, Neville, 1934-, King, Amy M., Parker, Agnes Miller, 1895-1980., Southerington, Frank Rodney., Sterlin, Jenny.
author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
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display_description Thomas Hardy (2nd June 1840 - 11th January 1928), celebrated poet and writer, was born in a modest thatched cottage near Dorchester in the West country, to a builder father. His mother came from a line of intelligent, lively and ambitious women so ensured her son had the best formal education available for their modest means although this ended when he was 16. He became a draughtsman specialising in the building of churches was able to give it up to be a full time writer and poet with the publication of Far From the Madding Crown which became a bestseller and like much of his work was serialised. His writing reflects his passionate beliefs for social reform and exposes the hypocrisy of the rules of the Victorian age which constrained many freedoms with convention and restricted the transcending of class boundaries. His novels are almost entirely set in rural Wessex which although fictional is clearly rooted in the SW counties of England where he was born and lived most of his life. Hardy's writing caused controversy in his lifetime but despite this he was highly praised and showered with honorary doctorates from many universities, a knighthood, which he refused and in 1910 the prestigious Order of the Merit. Jude the Obscure is "the sort of man who was born to ache a good deal. " He is desperate to study at Christminster, the fictionalised Oxford University, and whilst self educated to a sufficient standard, his humble rural background prevents admission. Furthermore, he is distracted by the sensual Arabella and falls in love with the educated. emancipated new woman, Sue creating as Hardy states "a deadly war waged between flesh and spirit". Whilst doomed love and unfulfilled ambition are the dominant themes, the frank criticism of marriage and fearless exploration of sexuality caused so much protest for its supposed indecency and the ensuing bitter criticism, made this Hardy's final novel and many agree also his finest. The novel continues to inspire the modern mind as the recent film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet as Jude and Sue attests.
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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Ambition -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Children -- Death -- Fiction, Didactic fiction, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, 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_display Jude the obscure
title_full 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 / by Thomas Hardy ; with an introd. by John Bayley and wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, 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_short Jude the obscure
topic_facet Adultery, Ambition, Children, Death, Electronic books, Hardy, Thomas, Illegitimate children, Married people, Social life and customs, Social stratification, Stonemasons, Unmarried couples