Jude the Obscure

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Broadview Press, 1999 M07 7 - 517 páginas

When Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure appeared in 1895, it immediately caused scandal and controversy. Its frank treatment of Jude’s sexual relationships with Arabella and Sue, its scathing criticisms of late-Victorian hypocrisy, its depiction of the “New Woman,” and its attacks on “holy wedlock” and religious bigotry outraged numerous reviewers; one called the book “Jude the Obscene.” Others saw it as brilliantly progressive in its ideas and techniques. Vivid and complex, satiric and harrowing, this novel marked the culmination of Hardy’s development as a leading novelist of the cultural transition from the Victorian to the Modernist era. The Broadview edition restores the original, controversial 1895 text.

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Contemporaneous Reviews and a Parody
446
Hardys Outlook
461
Influences and Contexts Cultural Extracts
466
Oxford Jowett and Educational Opportunity
498
Divorce in Jude the Obscure
506
Map of Wessex Appended to the 1895 Edition of Jude the Obscure
510
Select Bibliography
515
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Cedric Watts is a professor in the English Department at the University of Sussex, and the internationally-renowned author of fifteen critical and scholarly books, including The Deceptive Text; A Preface to Keats; Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life; Literature and Money; and Thomas Hardy: “Jude the Obscure.” As well as being editor of this Broadview edition of Jude the Obscure, he is the editor of Broadview’s edition of Conrad’s Lord Jim.

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