Thomas Hardy, Jude the obscure by Cedric Thomas Watts

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Published by Penguin Books in London, New York .

Written in English

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  • Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementCedric Watts.
SeriesPenguin critical studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4746 .W37 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination132 p. ;
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1309181M
ISBN 10014077260X
LC Control Number92178551

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Jude the Obscure tells the story of a young orphan, Jude Fawley who is devoted to academics though his impoverished aunt (who rears him) wants him to start work as early as possible as a stone-mason. Jude's inspirational teacher, Richard Phillotson, leaves the village for better pastures in the university at Christminster, leaving Jude to dream 3/5(4).

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Jude the Obscure, Hardy’s last novel, caused a public furor when it was first published, with its fearless and challenging exploration of class and sexual relationships. This edition uses the unbowdlerized text of the first volume edition ofand also includes a list for further reading, appendices and a glossary.

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