Jude the obscure : "The Letter Killeth" / Thomas Hardy.
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- ISBN: 9780553905540 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0553905546 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
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- ISBN: 0553905546 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Edition: Bantam classic issue
- Publisher: New York : Bantam Classic, 2008.
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In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude 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 Obscure is a great and beautiful book.
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