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In Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy writes: "Their lives were ruined. ruined by the fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling. From The Victorian Web: Chapter Eight: Century's End: "The Coming Universal Wish Not to Live" - Discussion by Barbara T. Gates, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English, University of Delaware. Triablogue: Jude the Obscure by Steve Hays. Jude the Obscure: The Apparent Problem. From Library Journal: "Jude the Obscure created storms of scandal and protest for the author upon its publication. Hardy, disgusted and disappointed, devoted the remainder of his life to poetry and never wrote another novel. Today, the material is far less shocking.
Jude The Obscure, an almost unbearably sad story about love and sexual desire mapped into the peculiar English matrixes of class and destiny in the Victorian 19th century, has come to be recognized as one of Hardy's most important novels. It tells the tragic story of Jude Fawley, a kid from the country whose aspirations to university scholarship are thwarted; his socially unacceptable love affair is also a disaster. In the sequence of Thomas Hardy's novels, Jude the Obscure (1895) is the last, and the fiercest, work.
Thomas Hardy's fame as a novelist rivals that of even Dickens in Victorian literature. Creator of unforgettable novels like Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the d'Ubervilles, Under the Greenwood Tree and the Mayor of Casterbridge, his essential humanity and the depth that he brings to his characters are what sets him apart. Copies of the book were publicly burned in London and other cities. Thousands of people wrote to Hardy from all over the world, severely criticizing him/the novel which shocked him into abandoning fiction-writing till his death. He continued to publish poetry and drama and remained a successful writer.
It’s now considered one of Hardy’s finest works and is held up as an example of English novel writing at it’s best. This is a Librivox recording.
PART FIRST At Marygreen. The boy Jude assisted in loading some small articles, and at nineo'clock Mr. Phillotson mounted beside his box of books and other impedimenta, and bade his friends good-bye. I shan't forget you, Jude," he said, smiling, as the cart moved of. Be a good boy, remember; and be kind to animals and birds, and readall you can. And if ever you come to Christminster remember you huntme out for old acquaintance' sake. The cart creaked across the green, and disappeared round the cornerby the rectory-house.
Title: Jude the Obscure. Author: Thomas Hardy. Release Date: August, 1994. Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1. start of the project gutenberg ebook jude the obscure . E-text prepared by John Hamm with OmniPage Professional OCR software donated to Project Gutenberg by Caere Corporation. E-text revised and HTML version prepared by Joseph E. Loewenstein, .
Publication date 1895. Book from the collections of University of Michigan. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
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Jude the Obscure book. If I remember correctly, I discovered it in an English Literature class. I was exposed to marvels through it that are never far away. Yes, I loved Thomas Hardy’s appealing protagonist. I liked that he wanted to advance himself, but no effort would be enough for him to rise above his social status in those times. He is continually knocked out in his aspirations. Thomas Hardy ended his brilliant career writing novels, with this book, Jude the Obscure, because of the adverse reaction in Victorian England, this was thought unseemly, immoral, not a decent product, you didn't parade such filth to the public, but he did, almost fifty years too early, yet liking poetry more, it was not a hard decision for him to stop, back.