Jude The Obscure
by Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Feedbooks 1895
Number of pages: 378
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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by Thomas Hardy - The Macmillan Company
The stories take place in an imaginative locale, Wessex, based on the area around the author's home. Combining the real with the imagined, Hardy unfurls the ironies of everyday life; his introduction gives an appreciation of what is to come.
by Thomas Hardy - ManyBooks
Anne Garland is pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the trumpet major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Bob, a flighty sailor; and Festus Derriman, the cowardly nephew of the local squire. The setting is the Napoleonic wars.
by Thomas Hardy
Here, a modern romance is presented by Hardy in a beautiful manner. Set in a supernatural background, he presents a tale drenched in mystery and vagueness. With skillfully drawn characters, this is one of the shorter works by Hardy.
by Thomas Hardy - Harper & Brothers
Hardy reiterates his favourite themes of man's eternal quest for perfection in love and art, and the suffering that ensues. Powerful symbolism marks this romantic fantasy that Hardy has grounded firmly in reality with authentic rendering of location.