Jude the Obscure [Wordsworth Classics]

Jude the Obscure [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Thomas Hardy

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This book includes introduction and notes by Norman Vance, Professor of English, University of Sussex. Jude Fawley is a rural stone mason with intellectual aspirations. Frustrated by poverty and the indifference of the academic institutions at the University of Christminster, his only chance of fulfilment seems to lie in his relationship with his unconventional cousin, Sue Bridehead. But life as social outcasts proves undermining, and when tragedy occurs, Sue has no resilience and Jude is left in despair. Hardy's portrait of Jude, the idealist and dreamer who is a prisoner of his own physical nature, is one of the most haunting and desperate of his creations. 'Jude the Obscure' is a dark yet compassionate account of the insurmountable frustrations of human existence which reflect Hardy's yearning for the spiritual values of the past and his despair at their decline. AUTHOR: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) had a writing career which spanned more than fifty years, and he is now considered both a major novelist and poet. His tales of Wessex, a fictional amalgamation of various south-west counties, have a lasting appeal, and many, such as 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' and 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' have become popular television adaptations.

Title: Jude the Obscure [Wordsworth Classics]

Author Name: Thomas Hardy

Categories: AF Classics,

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

ISBN Number: 1853262617

ISBN Number 13: 9781853262616

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

Kg: 0.30 Kg

Seller ID: 9781853262616

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