I&rsquo;m an outsider to the end of my days!
Fawley&rsquo;s hopes of a university education are lost when he is
trapped into marrying the earthy Arabella, who later abandons him.
Moving to the town of Christminster where he finds work as a
stonemason, Jude meets and falls in love with his cousin 'sue
Bridehead, a sensitive, freethinking New Woman. Refusing to marry
merely for the sake of religious convention, Jude and 'sue decide
instead to live together, but they are shunned by society and poverty
soon threatens to ruin them.&#160; b>Jude the
Obscure i>, Hardy&rsquo;s last novel, caused a public furor
when it was first published, with its fearless and challenging
exploration of class and sexual relationships.
uses the unbowdlerized text of the first volume edition of 1895, and
also includes a list for further reading, appendices and a glossary.
In his introduction, Dennis Taylor examines biblical allusions and the
critique of religion in Jude the Obscure i>, and its
critical reception that led Hardy to abandon novel writing.
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