Jude the Obscure (2020)

Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure When the great Thomas Hardy published this heart wrenching novel he had no idea it would be his last But the book stirred so much controversy and protest Hardy vowed to never write fiction again Jud
  • Title: Jude the Obscure
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Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy When the great Thomas Hardy published this heart wrenching novel, he had no idea it would be his last But the book stirred so much controversy and protest, Hardy vowed to never write fiction again Jude the Obscure tells the story of a stonemason, tricked into a loveless marriage, who craves a formal education and a finer existence Separated from his wife, Jude begins aWhen the great Thomas Hardy published this heart wrenching novel, he had no idea it would be his last But the book stirred so much controversy and protest, Hardy vowed to never write fiction again Jude the Obscure tells the story of a stonemason, tricked into a loveless marriage, who craves a formal education and a finer existence Separated from his wife, Jude begins a new life with his cousin, and the couple defies social convention at every turn.
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  1. karen

    i have just discovered betterbooktitles, so i am including this, but it is a total spoiler, so be warned view spoiler hide spoiler jude the obscure is one of my favorite books of all time and reading the biography of him now is making me very antsy to reread this it used to be part of my summer reruns ritual to reread all my favorites each and every summer then i got old and realized that kind of thing was a luxury i would have to give up, or risk missing out on all kinds of books that are curre [...]

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  3. Eric

    If you like sunshine, unicorns, and lollipops, then you probably won t like this book If it s raining and you re vaguely manic depressive or if you just want to sit around for a few hours and feel sorry for someone other than yourself well, Jude s your man I can t fault Hardy s talents at controlling the mood Even before it became horrendously horrendous, there was a pall of doom that hung over everything that poor Jude touched.

  4. Lizzy

    But his dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small I realize wistfully that I cannot revisit all books I read and loved a long time ago Oh, how I regret not having an endless existence to go back and revisit my most precious memories However, I have so many new celebrated novels yet to explore I read Jude the Obscure when I was in college, I was so young but used to read whenever I did not have class or did not have to study If I remember correctly, I discovered it in an English Lite [...]

  5. Henry Avila

    Thomas Hardy ended his brilliant career writing novels, with this book, Jude the Obscure , because of the adverse reaction in Victorian England , this was thought unseemly, immoral, not a decent product , you didn t parade such filth to the public, but he did, almost fifty years too early, yet liking poetry , it was not a hard decision for him to stop, back to his first love, making exquisite poems In the tail end of the 19th century two intelligent , but undisciplined, rather immature first co [...]

  6. StevenGodin

    3.5 5To read of Tess or Jude I was completely undecided, so took the action of a coin toss to decide for me.Problem, had not a penny in my pocket, so whisked out a visa card and launched it across the room.Frontside up TessBackside up JudeJude it was then Don t worry Tess, you will have your day He might have won my card toss but there is no winning in Hardy s final novel A novel of such bleak and devastating intensity it s little wonder he finally called it a day Stirring up a feeling of failur [...]

  7. Dolors

    God had created woman for the sole purpose of tempting and testing man One must not approach her without defensive precautions and fear of possible snares She was, indeed, just like a snare, with her lips open and her arms stretched out to man Guy de Maupassant, Clair de Lune.I wonder who the real tragic protagonist in Hardy s tale of doomed love and transcendental disillusion is What seems evident according to the incriminating behavior of the female characters in the story is that women are no [...]

  8. Fabian

    Finally read it This one was so often interrupted and left for dead I guess it was better to keep straining the eyes and pausing after glorious upon glorious sentence for better understanding Yeah he s one of those authors often times associated with Greatness, with good reason The Return of the Native is another interrupted and altogether discarded novel which had incredible prospects This one rollercoasters from Dickensian beginnings Jude the pauper and dreamer to omnipresent tragedy yes Shake [...]

  9. Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.)

    A few days ago I finished Thomas Hardy s last novel, Jude the Obscure I was completely overwhelmed and truly needed a few days to reflect upon the experience and collect my thoughts before attempting a review Bear in mind too, that this is the first time that I have read Jude, and I sincerely believe that this novel may require a lifetime of reading and study in order to fully tease out and understand the import of Hardy s message.First, a little background about the novel This novel took Hardy [...]

  10. Jr Bacdayan

    This is a review shrouded in misery and gloom, a meditation on life s sadness and bleakness Let those who read this derive their little satisfaction from the beauty that we sometimes discern springing from the melancholy, otherwise one should not partake this endeavor at all Happy Halloween Sometimes in the morning, I wake up and ask myself why carry on Sometimes you re filled with this immense pressure and wish to just stay lying in bed forever Sometimes people tell themselves that they re tire [...]

  11. Erin

    He began to see that the town was a book of humanity infinitely palpitating, varied, and compendious than the gown life These struggling men and women before him were the reality of Christminister, though they knew little about Christ or Minister That was one of the humours of things The floating population of students and teachers, who did know both in a way,were not Christminister in a local sense at all.The above quote really reminds me of my university town for my B.Ed program The populatio [...]

  12. Jessica

    If I remember correctly, this book is a real laff riot, with a touchingly sweet and uplifting message I think I read somewhere that Hardy was feted in the streets of his hometown Christminster and given the Feelgood Author of 1895 Award for this baby, and rightly so What a heartwarming gift for someone who s feeling down, such as a student who s just lost his financial aid, or someone you know who s trying to make an unconventional relationship work despite social strictures Okay, full disclosur [...]

  13. Alex

    My uncle called me from France because he d heard third hand that I was about to read Jude the Obscure and he felt he needed to warn me away from it I was going through a divorce he felt that I was too fragile for Jude He was trying to save me, like warning your friend who just got out of traction against dirtbiking down the Matterhorn This is the bleakest book from the bleakest author, a serious contender for Bleakest Book Ever Written, a book so dire that almost everyone hated it when it came [...]

  14. Apatt

    Hey Jude, don t be afraidYou were made to go out and get herThe minute you let her under your skinThen you begin to make it better I would caution anyone against taking romantic advice from Sir Paul McCartney, splendid music legend that he is This is especially true for a Thomas Hardy protagonist Certainly Jude Fawley did let a certain lady under his skin and proceeds to make things much worse spoiler Hardly, Thomas Hardy s protagonists are not in the habit of making things better If you are int [...]

  15. Ahmad Sharabiani

    799 Jude The Obscure, Thomas HardyJude the Obscure, the last completed novel by Thomas Hardy, began as a magazine serial in December 1894 and was first published in book form in 1895 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 and marriage 1984 400 1362 600 1372 7 [...]

  16. César Lasso

    De un pesimismo atroz, Hardy ataca en esta novela la convenci n social del matrimonio enfrentado al matrimonio natural de las parejas de hecho , la hipocres a de la religi n y otros temas como la dificultad, en poca del autor, de que un hombre sin recursos hiciera una carrera universitaria La novela fue un esc ndalo en su tiempo, tachada de inmoral, y el revuelo que produjo motiv que Hardy, escarmentado, dejara de escribir novelas en los 33 a os que todav a vivi tras su publicaci n.La historia d [...]

  17. Aubrey

    2.5 5I am not a man who wants to save himself at the expense of the weaker among us A word of advice to wannabe novelists don t build a sob story character on the backs of far desperate plot lines In the effort of making a single complex portrait that seeks to inspire empathetic commiseration, you run the risk of using tropes as buffering without giving them their due Now, one can write a work of some quality without deity level insight la Evans Eliot and such, but that requires strengths and m [...]

  18. Kim

    This is one of the three novels by Thomas Hardy which I read when I was at school and university While it s not the one that made me decide I didn t like Hardy that honour goes to Tess of the D Urbervilles I was not motivated to read it again However, thirty five years later I ve developed a new appreciation for Hardy, thanks to a wonderful audiobook of The Return of the Native narrated by Alan Rickman I m now slowly working my way through his novels, including the ones I ve read before I listen [...]

  19. Martine

    If it weren t for the fact that it s somewhat whiny and depressing and that s putting it mildly , Jude the Obscure would be an ideal book for secondary school pupils struggling with their book reports See, the way Hardy wrote the novel, the reader is not required to think for himself about what the characters are like and why they suffer the misfortunes they do Hardy spells it all out for him, mostly by having the characters analysing themselves and each other ad nauseam Thus the reader is told [...]

  20. Carol Rodríguez

    Libro que sin duda invita a la reflexi n por su cantidad de ideas adelantadas y modernas, como si Hardy hubiese visto por un agujerito el futuro m s cotidiano de la sociedad Entiendo que escandalizase tanto en su poca, ya que se habla de parejas viviendo juntas sin casarse, personas que manifiestan su ate smo, divorcios, sexo fuera del matrimonio Y tambi n se crea una fuerte cr tica a la propia poca vivida por los personajes y sus conveniencias sociales, que son capaces de destrozar vidas por cu [...]

  21. TheSkepticalReader

    I m still wavering a bit on how to rate this but for now, I m at peace with 3.5 stars.I love Jude I feel protective towards him And I feel like hell about all that happens to him But other then just a lot of sympathy on my part towards him, I didn t find myself as emotionally engaged with this novel as I was expecting to And I just can t not compare it with some of Hardy s other novels which have given me compelling experiences Perhaps if I d read this before Tess, I would ve felt different but [...]

  22. Chrissie

    Maybe Thomas Hardy can write, but I didn t like this book To say otherwise is just not true Just as the book description clarifies, through this book Hardy criticizes the three institutions marriage, religion and education during Victorian times Although I agree with his criticism, he exaggerates he finds example that go beyond a fair analysis Some of the characters are good and some evil, as in all novels, but Hardy goes beyond this and throws in characters that are mentally instable Their beha [...]

  23. Lauren

    Just about killed me An incredible, crushing novel Hardy writes what I feel If I didn t know any better about Hardy, I d think this novel was the 19th century Requiem for a Dream, the equivalent of an anti emotional, anti adultery PSA That s how harsh it is I know a lot of people were made to read it in high school, but then again, I had the weird childhood The epitome of a tragic figure, Jude Fawley is shut down at every turn or built up slightly, only to lose everything The best banned book ev [...]

  24. Esteban del Mal

    I read this out of curiosity during my freshman year in college When I approached my English 1A professor about doing a paper on it, she and I m not joking here said, Why would you want to write about a dead white male Taken aback, I dutifully bowed my pimpled head and submitted a paper on Ernest Gaines s A Gathering of Old Men.Not to take anything away from Gaines, who I ended up admiring in his way, but Ms F You can suck it.

  25. Orsolya

    Jude the Obscure is one of my favorite novels of all time It doesn t matter which time era the story is presented, it makes sense Remarkably, it was written during a time with far sexual restraint than we know today and definitely resulted in Hardy going out with a bang There is to a man than the outright sexual pleasures and need to plant his seed, and Jude clearly show the ties between the primal urges and that of loneliness and desire for love and acceptance He makes some immature decisions [...]

  26. Hugo

    As nossas ideias estavam cinquenta anos adiantadas para que nos pudessem ser teis O livro de 1895, o ltimo romance de Thomas Hardy Come a com Judas em crian a a despedir se do professor que tanto o inspirou e que parte para a promissora Christminster, uma cidade que o rapaz a partir desse momento tamb m ambiciona conhecer De imediato se prop e a estudar arduamente nas pausas do trabalho para alcan ar esse sonho Judas torna se um homem bom, crente e, aos olhos de muitos, um falhado No entanto, fo [...]

  27. Drew

    Jude is every man He is obscure, in that his choices make no sense, and yet complete sense He manages to impregnate a local woman he has no aspirations to marry, and yet does He abandons hope for a rewarding and successful career Then he carries on with his cousin, mainly because she is a way out of his dull life All along, we are reminded of what could have been, if only this man could settle for one woman He meets the best end for a character I ve ever read, and one that is than appropriate R [...]

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