Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy - Author

Jay Parini - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780451531339 | 432 pages | 07 May 2009 | Signet Classic | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Jude Fawley is a bright but impoverished stonemason who aspires to attend university and become a scholar. H is failure to fulfill the expectations of the two women he loves points to his final tragedy. Concerned with the destructive conventions of marriage and the English class system, Jude the Obscure is a raging indictment of Victorian society; the censure of this insightful book was almost without precedent in the history of English literature.

"The greatest tragic writer among English novelists."
-Virginia Woolf