Jude The Obscure

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Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy Summary

Like " Tess of the D'Urbervilles," the story of "Jude the Obscure" is a manifestation of the author's later manner—a manner which is a natural and almost inevitable development in a writer who possesses Mr. Hardy's extraordinary capacity for observation, profound knowledge of human nature, and philosophical ideas concerning the problem of existence. Mr. Hardy has never been an author to write novels merely for the purpose of providing entertainment, or for illustrating in more or less persuasive form some preconceived didactic proposition. He has been content to take men and women as they are, and no one in English fiction—possibly no one in the whole range of modern literature—has been able to surpass him in depicting the reaction of circumstances upon character. In this carefully reasoned, closely woven narrative of " Jude the Obscure" he sets before us the entirely natural and consistent experiences of two sensitive and impulsive creatures, who have been profoundly and disastrously affected by the changes in popular thought regarding ideals of religious faith and personal conduct; who, yielding to their thoroughly undisciplined emotions, work out for themselves a destiny full of bitterness and sorrow. It has been said that Mr. Hardy is not a writer to work on preconceived theories,but he certainly has some effective doctrines regarding the behavior of the two sexes under similar conditions, and when one comes to analyze this story one finds that a settled conviction underlies its entire texture, and this conviction is that misfortunes and disappointments, which soften the heart of man and tend to make him more considerate and charitable in his dealings with his fellows, have as a rule a contrary effect upon the heart of a woman.

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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Summary

The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry. The miller atCresscombe lent him the small white tilted cart and horse to carry his goods to the city ofhis destination, about twenty miles off, such a vehicle proving of quite sufficient size for thedeparting teacher's effects. For the schoolhouse had been partly furnished by themanagers, and the only cumbersome article possessed by the master, in addition to thepacking-case of books, was a cottage piano that he had bought at an auction during the yearin which he thought of learning instrumental music. But the enthusiasm having waned hehad never acquired any skill in playing, and the purchased article had been a perpetualtrouble to him ever since in moving house.The rector had gone away for the day, being a man who disliked the sight of changes. Hedid not mean to return till the evening, when the new school-teacher would have arrivedand settled in, and everything would be smooth again.The blacksmith, the farm bailiff, and the schoolmaster himself were standing inperplexed attitudes in the parlour before the instrument. The master had remarked thateven if he got it into the cart he should not know what to do with it on his arrival atChristminster, the city he was bound for, since he was only going into temporary lodgingsjust at first.

Jude the Obscure (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

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Jude the Obscure (MAXNotes Literature Guides) by Lauren Kalmanson Summary

REA's MAXnotes for Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Jude the Obscure (with an Introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel)

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Jude the Obscure (with an Introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel) by Thomas Hardy Summary

Thomas Hardy's final novel "Jude the Obscure" began as a serial publication on December 1894 before being published in book form the following year. It is the story of its titular character Jude Fawley, a young lower-class man with dreams of being a scholar, and his relationships with his wife, Arabella, and his free-spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead. The novel follows the life of Jude from his youth living in a village in southern England where he works in a bakery and studies Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time with hopes of one day becoming a scholar at Christminster, a fictional city modeled after Oxford. His dreams are dashed however when he becomes ensnared by deceit into marriage with Arabella Donn, a coarse and superficial girl. What follows is a classic and tragic tale that plays upon many themes, principally of which is the idea that one's ruinous downfall is the product of having lived a sinful life. Having been harshly criticized in its day for its scandalous portrayals, "Jude the Obscure" has since been recognized as one of Hardy's finest and most intricate works. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel.

Jude The Obscure Annotated

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Jude The Obscure Annotated by Thomas Hardy Summary

Jude the Obscure is a novel by Thomas Hardy, which began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895. It is Hardy's last completed novel. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man, a stonemason, who dreams of becoming a scholar. The other main character is his cousin, Sue Bridehead, who is also his central love interest. The novel is concerned in particular with issues of class, education, religion, morality and marriage.

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Jude the Obscure by Gary Adelman Summary

Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text -- Uses clear, conversational language -- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages -- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era -- Provides an overview of the historical context -- Offers a summary of its critical reception -- Lists primary and secondary sources and index

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Jude l'obscur by Thomas Hardy Summary

Jude l'Obscur est le dernier et le plus audacieux des romans de Thomas Hardy. L'auteur de Tess d'Urberville y songe dès 1888, comme en atteste une note de ses carnets : " Une nouvelle sur un jeune homme qui n'a pu aller à Oxford. Ses efforts, son échec. " Hardy estime que " le monde doit savoir " quelles difficultés rencontrent les non-privilégiés pour s'instruire – l'ultime ambition de Jude. Mais, bientôt, le roman en cours suit une autre voie : Hardy entend contester les lois sur le mariage, qui " constituent la machinerie tragique de l'histoire ".Condamné par son origine, Jude l'est encore par les liens d'un mariage forcé, puis par l'interdit pesant sur un amour illicite, sa compagne étant sa propre cousine. Hardy veut enfin décrire " la guerre terrible qui se livre entre la chair et l'esprit ", et qui retarde l'accomplissement du destin de Jude.Paru d'abord sous forme de feuilleton en 1895, Jude l'Obscur fit scandale par sa façon ouverte de traiter des mœurs dans la campagne anglaise de la fin du siècle – ce Wessex magnifié dans toute l'œuvre de Thomas Hardy.

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Jude l'obscur by Firmin Roz,Thomas Hardy Summary

BnF collection ebooks - "Le maître d'école quittait le village et chacun semblait attristé. Le meunier de Cresscombe lui avait prêté son cheval et sa petite charrette à bâche blanche pour transporter son mobilier à la ville où il devait se rendre, environ à vingt milles de là. Un tel véhicule était de dimensions suffisantes pour contenir les effets du magister qui s'en allait." BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d’histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

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Jude l'obscur by Thomas Hardy,Ligaran, Summary

Extrait : "Le maître d'école quittait le village et chacun semblait attristé. Le meunier de Cresscombe lui avait prêté son cheval et sa petite charrette à bâche blanche pour transporter son mobilier à la ville où il devait se rendre, environ à vingt milles de là. Un tel véhicule était de dimensions suffisantes pour contenir les effets du magister qui s'en allait."

JUDE THE OBSCURE

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JUDE THE OBSCURE by N.A Summary

The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry. The miller at Cresscombe lent him the small white tilted cart and horse to carry his goods to the city of his destination, about twenty miles off, such a vehicle proving of quite sufficient size for the departing teacher's effects. For the schoolhouse had been partly furnished by the managers, and the only cumbersome article possessed by the master, in addition to the packing-case of books, was a cottage piano that he had bought at an auction during the year in which he thought of learning instrumental music. But the enthusiasm having waned he had never acquired any skill in playing, and the purchased article had been a perpetual trouble to him ever since in moving house.

Jude the Obscure (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

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Jude the Obscure (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) by Thomas Hardy Summary

This Third Norton Critical Edition of Hardy’s final novel has been revised to reflect the breadth of responses it has received over the last fifteen years. The text of the novel is again based on Hardy’s final revision for the 1912 Wessex Edition. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · Expanded footnotes by Ralph Pite, further drawing out Hardy’s web of allusions and comprehensively indicating the material culture in which he embeds this narrative. · A selection of Hardy’s poems—four of them new to the Third Edition—that emphasizes the biographical contexts from which parts of Jude the Obscure arose. · Eighteen critical responses, including eleven modern essays—eight of them new to the Third Edition. Simon Gatrell, Michael Hollington, Elaine Showalter, Victor Luftig, and Mary Jacobus are among the new voices. · A Chronology and revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.

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Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure by Margaret Elvy Summary

'Jude the Obscure' is analysed employing up-to-date developments in gender, feminist and cultural studies. Sue Bridehead in reinstated as central to the novel, and to Hardy's bitter, polemical attack on the institutions of marriage, religion, education, sexuality, identity, gender and politics.

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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Jude the Obscure with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, which follows the title character from boyhood to adulthood as he strives to better himself and obtain an education in Christminster, a fictional city based on Oxford. However, his humble beginnings hold him back, as do his unconventional beliefs. After being tricked into marriage by the manipulative Arabella, he falls in love with his cousin Sue, but as both of them reject the institution of marriage, they live together and have children out of wedlock, to the shock of those around them. Although the novel can be seen as deeply rooted in its time with its overt criticism of Victorian morality, its story of impossible love and frustrated ambition means that it continues to resonate with readers today. Find out everything you need to know about Jude the Obscure in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Jude the Obscure’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Thomas Hardy’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Hardy includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Jude the Obscure’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Hardy’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

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Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure by Cedric Thomas Watts Summary

This critical essay explores the implications, themes, characterization, literary techniques and autobiographical features of Thomas Hardy's novel "Jude the Obscure".

The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse: Jude the obscure

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