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Jude the Obscure,9781551111711

Jude the Obscure

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/1/1999
Publisher(s): Broadview Pr
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Summary

Because of its frank treatment of human sexuality and its unflinching fatalism, Jude the Obscure aroused such a storm of controversy upon its publication in 1895 that, partly in response, Thomas Hardy abandoned the art of novel-writing altogether and devoted the rest of his life to poetry. Though we have come a long way in our social attitudes in the ensuing century, nothing about Hardy's masterpiece has lost its power to shock us and disturb our dreams.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Editorial Note 6(7)
Introduction 7(24)
A Note on the Text 31(2)
A Brief Chronology 33(4)
Thomas Hardy
Hardy's Preface (1895), Revised Preface and Postscript (1912) 37(6)
JUDE THE OBSCURE 43(394)
At Marygreen, I-XI
45(66)
At Christminster, I-VII
111(51)
At Melchester, I-X
162(69)
At Shaston, I-VI
231(56)
At Aldbrickham and Elsewhere, I-VIII
287(64)
At Christminster again, I-XI
351(86)
Appendix A:Major Textual Changes 437(6)
Appendix B: Comments by Hardy 443(3)
Appendix C: Contemporaneous Reviews and a Parody 446(15)
Appendix D: Hardy's Outlook 461(5)
Appendix E: Influences and Contexts: Cultural Extracts 466(32)
Appendix F: Oxford, Jowett, and Educational Opportunity 498(8)
Appendix G: Divorce in Jude the Obscure 506(4)
Appendix H: Map of Wessex Appended to the 1895 Edition of Jude the Obscure 510(5)
Select Bibliography 515

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