Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy audiobook

Jude the Obscure

By Thomas Hardy
Read by Jenny Sterlin

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17.88 Hours Unabridged
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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 a new life with his cousin, and the couple defies social convention at every turn.

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Summary

Summary

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 a new life with his cousin, and the couple defies social convention at every turn.

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Editorial Reviews

“This is why you listen, or why you should: Because a good performance is more than an easy way to ‘read’ a book. And a great performance enhances the original, no matter how great…Sterlin’s performance is recommended to all listeners—not just fans of Hardy or classic British literature. After all, this is why you listen. Or why you should.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Author Bio: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 17.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English