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Jude the Obscure


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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original title: The Simpletons, Hearts Insurgent
language: English
date of publication: 1895
genre: novel
narrative location: Berkshire
follows: Tess of the d'Urbervilles
followed by: The Well-Beloved


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