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Jude The Obscure Hardy

  • Thomas Hardy's final novel Jude the Obscure explores notions of class, religion, marriage and modernization through its protagonist Jude Fawley, a working-class man who dreams of being a scholar. Provocative and daring for its day, the book was burnt publicly by the Bishop of Wakefield when it was published in 1895.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Jude Fawley is a young man who longs to better himself and go to Christminster University. However, poverty forces him into a job as a stonemason and an unhappy marriage. When his wife leaves him Jude moves to Christminster determined to follow his dream. There he meets and falls for his free-spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead. The couple refuses to marry...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2010
  • Thomas Hardy?s final literary masterpiece, Jude the Obscure is the story of Jude Fawley, a poor stonemason living in rural Wessex, whose dreams of becoming a scholar are complicated by an ill-fated romance with his spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead. Jude and Sue?s attempts to defy social conventions for the sake of their love lead to misery, heartache...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013
  • 'As you got older, ... you were seized with a sort of shuddering, he perceived. All around you there seemed to be something glaring, garish, rattling, and the noises and glares hit upon the little cell called your life, and shook it, and scorched it. If he could only prevent himself growing up! He did not want to be a man' Jude Fawley, the stonemason...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • No writer since Charles Reade's day has invented anything so characteristic of personified femininity as the conduct of Arabella Fawley in Jude the Obscure, wrote Harpers. As in most of his other novels, Hardy manipulates the downfall of his characters through a deity that seems cruel. The novel highlights the guilt that follows sin and destroys...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • In Thomas Hardy's final novel, Jude the Obscure , Jude Fawley longs to change his life as a stonemason and become a scholar. He desperately wants to study at Christminster, a respected university which Hardy modelled on Oxford. Instead he finds himself in a bad marriage, judged by his peers and in love with another woman. Incredibly controversial...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • Jude Fawley's dream of going to university is dashed when he is forced into marriage with a woman who quickly abandons him. He later falls in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, and the two decide to live together rather than marry for form's sake. They are shunned by society and soon face destitution. Completed in 1895, Hardy's final novel was controversial...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2015
  • Jude Fawley's dream of going to university is dashed when he is forced into marriage with a woman who quickly abandons him. He later falls in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, and the two decide to live together rather than marry for form's sake. They are shunned by society and soon face destitution. Completed in 1895, Hardy's final novel was controversial...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2016
  • Hardy's novel about the trials of a poor stonemason excoriates convention ? particularly the institutions of marriage, religion, and education ? in a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • Thomas Hardy?s final novel: A passionate and tragic story of the follies of Victorian England?s most rigid institutions: class, marriage, and higher education Growing up in southern England, Jude Fawley dreams of one day transcending his country life and becoming a scholar at Christminster?s most prestigious college. It?s the driving focus of...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2015
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