DailyBookQuote : 15th October 2013
Hardy’s masterpiece traces a poor stonemason‘s ill-fated romance with his free-spirited cousin. No Victorian institution is spared — marriage, religion, education — and the outrage following publication led the embittered author to renounce fiction. Modern critics hail this novel as a pioneering work of feminism and socialist thought.
- Jude and Tess (sweetsdelights.wordpress.com)