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Jude the Obscure

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ISBN-10: 0553211919

ISBN-13: 9780553211917

Edition: Movie Tie-In 

Authors: Thomas Hardy

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In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale ofJude The Obscure, sent shockwaves 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 Obscureis a great and…    
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.01" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton, England. The eldest child of Thomas and Jemima, Hardy studied Latin, French, and architecture in school. He also became an avid reader. Upon graduation, Hardy traveled to London to work as an architect's assistant under the guidance of Arthur Bloomfield. He also began writing poetry. How I Built Myself a House, Hardy's first professional article, was published in 1865. Two years later, while still working in the architecture field, Hardy wrote the unpublished novel The Poor Man and the Lady. During the next five years, Hardy penned Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, and A Pair of Blue Eyes. In 1873, Hardy decided it…