Jude The Obscure

Jude The Obscure

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Hardy's masterpiece traces a poor stonemason's ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared — marriage, religion, education — and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction. Modern critics hail this novel as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:03:54 +0200

Her name was Judy, and she gave me this book. I was a high school senior and she was a beautiful, freshly-minted, English teacher. I read the book overnight. We had a first date but her brother ... ah, there's one I should have killed. He was my age and deliberately ran interference. In our hearts, we had stepped on forbidden soil but we never gathered the courage to stand there again.

Was the investment worth it for her? Hard to say. I graduated in 1970 and can still picture her clearly. So,… (more)

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 03:04:26 +0200

This book is a pretty good read. If I had to summarize it in one word, I'd choose "disillusionment." Certainly, that's a topic as relevant today as it was when the book was written.

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1895

Word count: 142,204 words (≈ about 9 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.

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