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#DailyBookQuote 15Oct13 : Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

DailyBookQuote : 15th October 2013

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–          Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

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.

 

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