Jude the Obscure (Oxford World’s Classics)

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Jude the Obscure (Oxford World’s Classics)

Jude the Obscure Oxford World s Classics Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery and life unto the bitter in soul Jude Fawley poor and working class longs to study at the University of Christminster but he is rebuffed and trap

  • Title: Jude the Obscure (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN: 019953702X
  • Page: 355
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  • Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul Jude Fawley, poor and working class, longs to study at the University of Christminster, but he is rebuffed, and trapped in a loveless marriage He falls in love with his unconventional cousin Sue Bridehead, and their refusal to marry when free to do so confirms their rejection of and by the world around them The shocking fate that overtakes them is an indictment of a rigid and uncaring society Hardy s last and most controversial novel, Jude the Obscure caused outrage when it was published in 1895 This is the first truly critical edition, taking account of the changes that Hardy made over twenty five years It includes a new chronology and bibliography and substantially revised notes ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. monica on said:

      Ok, price is low so it feels I'm not entitled to complain about the book`s quality. Still, such a book should have an active table of contents allowing you to browse or merely to leaf through it easily enough. Funny thing is that I actually paid for this book when there are loads of free (read pirated) editions -with active table of contents- I could have downloaded. That serves me right.

    2. Cliente Amazon on said:

      Todo correcto, tal como esperaba. Buen libro a buen precio. Si os interesa la literatura anglosajona del siglo XIX, no dejéis de leerla.

    3. Jules1112 on said:

      I gave the book itself 4 stars and others have reviewed it based only on the story so I won't go into that. I just want to review the Kindle version I bought. There were strange breaks in the text which sometimes made it difficult to keep up with who was saying what and there was a large part missing from part 4 chapter 4. I have a paperback version so, luckily I was able to read the missing part. Maybe there are more missing parts that are less noticeable. The only illustrations I saw were occ [...]

    4. Allison S. on said:

      Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy lived up to its name and all its glory. In fact, circa 1895, when Hardy’s novel was published, he received such ridicule and criticism for the ideas and characters he presented that he ultimately decided to stop writing fiction. These controversial ideas included feminist characters and intense criticisms of marriage and accepted family roles. Much like his characters, Hardy was dismissed from society and seen as an outcast after Jude the Obscure was brought to [...]

    5. Nancy on said:

      I wish had common reviews for books with multiple editions (with some way to make edition-specific comments) -because there are a zillion editions of this classic. I got really caught up in this book even though I had read it a long time ago in college. It explores still relevant issues of social norms, the meaning of marriage, and unrealized dreams. It didn't matter to me that the plot was far-fetched at times - it was an entertaining read and thought provoking as well. It is the tragic story [...]

    6. bibliophile on said:

      "Jude the Obscure" is roughly a century old by now, and is often regarded as Thomas Hardy's masterpiece. Having dipped into several other of his novels over the years, I can now join the crowd of those who agree in that evaluation. It's very well written, although the diction may seem intimidating to 21st-century Americans. The plot is engaging, and the characters are drawn superbly. Jude, a boy with ambitions to go to University and to teach or enter the clergy, is tricked into an unfortuna [...]

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