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Jude the Obscure 95 editions

Cover of: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
About the Book

Hardy's last work of fiction, Jude the Obscure is also one of his most gloomily fatalistic, depicting the lives of individuals who are trapped by forces beyond their control. Jude Fawley, a poor villager, wants to enter the divinity school at Christminster. Sidetracked by Arabella Donn, an earthy country girl who pretends to be pregnant by him, Jude marries her and is then deserted. He earns a living as a stonemason at Christminster; there he falls in love with his independent-minded cousin, Sue Bridehead. Out of a sense of obligation, Sue marries the schoolmaster Phillotson, who has helped her. Unable to bear living with Phillotson, she returns to live with Jude and eventually bears his children out of wedlock. Their poverty and the weight of society's disapproval begin to take a toll on Sue and Jude; the climax occurs when Jude's son by Arabella hangs Sue and Jude's children and himself. In penance, Sue returns to Phillotson and the church. Jude returns to Arabella and eventually dies miserably. The novel's sexual frankness shocked the public, as did Hardy's criticisms of marriage, the university system, and the church. Hardy was so distressed by its reception that he wrote no more fiction, concentrating solely on his poetry.Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

95 editions First published in 1895

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Publish date unknown, Tuttle Publishing
Jude the Obscure
in English
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1895, Osgood, McIlvaine
Jude the obscure
in English
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1896, Harper & Brothers
Jude the obscure
in English
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1896, Harper
Jude the obscure
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1906, Macmillan
Jude the obscure.
in English - Pocket ed.
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1912, Macmillan
Jude the obscure
in English - Wessex edition.
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January 1920, Books On Tape
Jude the Obscure
Audio Cassette in English
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1923, Harper
Jude the obscure
in English
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1923, Harper & brothers
Jude the obscure.
in English
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January 1923, Reprint Services Corp
Jude The Obscure
Library Binding
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1923, Modern Library
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1927, Modern Library
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1930, Modern Library
Jude the obscure
in English
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1946, De Carlo
Giuda l'oscuro
in Italian
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1949, Macmillan
Jude the obscure
in English
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1957, Harper
Jude the obscure.
in English
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
in English
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
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1961, New American Library
Jude the obscure
in English
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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November 1, 1961, Signet Classics
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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1962, Collier Books
Jude the obscure
in English
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1966, Harper & Row
Jude the obscure
in English - Standard ed.
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1966, Harper & Row
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1966, Harper & Row
Jude the obscure
in English - Standard ed. [of the Wessex text of 1912] / John Paterson, general ed.
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1967, Modern Library
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1969, Heritage Press
Jude the obscure
in English
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1969, Bantam Books
Jude the obscure
in English
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1969, Limited Editions Club
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1970, Heron Books
Jude the obscure
in English
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1970, Distributed by Heron Books
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1972, Bobbs-Merrill
Jude the obscure.
in English
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1972, Alianza
Jude el oscuro.
in Spanish
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1974, Macmillan
Jude the obscure.
in English - New Wessex ed. / introduction by Terry Eagleton ; with notes by P.N. Furbank.
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August 1977, St Martins Pr
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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1978, Norton
Jude the obscure
in English - 1st ed.
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October 12, 1978, Modern Library
JUDE THE OBSCURE
in English
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1978, Penguin Books
Jude the obscure
in English
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1980, New American Library
Jude the obscure
in English
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May 1981, Bantam Books
Jude the Obscure
Mass Market Paperback in English
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May 1981, Bantam Books
Jude the Obscure
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1981, Bantam Books
Jude the obscure
Paperback - Bantam classic edition
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June 1982, Ulverscroft Large Print
Jude the Obscure
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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1985, Oxford University Press
Jude the obscure
in English
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November 1985, Everymans Library
Jude the Obscure (Everyman Classics)
in English
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1986, Macmillan
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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June 1989, Amereon Ltd
Jude the Obscure
Hardcover in English
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1992, Merkuriĭ
Dzhud nezametnyĭ
in Russian
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1992, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
Jude the obscure
in English
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November 26, 1992, Everyman's Library
Jude the Obscure (Everyman's Library Classics)
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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1992, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
Jude the obscure
in English
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April 28, 1994, Penguin Books Ltd
Jude the Obscure (Penguin Popular Classics)
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September 29, 1994, Penguin Audiobooks
Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
Audio Cassette - Abridged Ed edition
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September 1995, Everymans Library
Jude the Obscure
Paperback
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1995, Wordsworth Classics
Jude the obscure
in English
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November 1995, Picador
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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January 30, 1995, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Jude The Obscure (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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1996, BCA
Jude the obscure
in English
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January 1, 1997, Penguin Audio
Jude the Obscure
Audio Cassette in English
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August 1998, Penguin Books
Jude the Obscure
in Spanish
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May 28, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
Jude the Obscure (Oxford World's Classics)
in English
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1998, Penguin Books
Jude the obscure
in English
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1999, Broadview Literary Texts
Jude the obscure
in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
Jude the Obscure
School & Library Binding in English
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1999, Signet Classic
Jude the obscure
in English
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1999, W.W. Norton
Jude the obscure
in English - 2nd ed., a Norton critical ed.
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2001, Modern Library
Jude the obscure
in English - 2001 Modern Library pbk. ed.
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2002, Oxford University Press
Jude the obscure
in English - Rev. ed.
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2003, Barnes & Noble Classics
Jude the obscure
in English
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July 31, 2003, Echo Library
Jude the Obscure (Clear Print)
Paperback in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
Jude the Obscure
E-book in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
Jude the Obscure
eBook in English
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February 5, 2006, ICON Group International, Inc.
Jude the Obscure (Webster's French Thesaurus Edition)
Paperback in English
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April 30, 2006, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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February 5, 2006, ICON Group International, Inc.
Jude the Obscure (Webster's Korean Thesaurus Edition)
Paperback in English
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December 1, 2006, Dover Publications
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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March 5, 2006, ICON Group International, Inc.
Jude the Obscure (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition)
Paperback in English
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March 5, 2006, ICON Group International, Inc.
Jude the Obscure (Webster's Italian Thesaurus Edition)
Paperback in English
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November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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May 5, 2006, ICON Group International, Inc.
Jude the Obscure (Webster's Chinese-Simplified Thesaurus Edition)
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Aegypan
Jude the Obscure
Hardcover in English
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August 1, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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April 20, 2007, Dodo Press
Jude the Obscure (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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February 1, 2007, Aegypan
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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March 13, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Jude the Obscure
Paperback in English
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March 13, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Jude the Obscure (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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2008, Random House Publishing Group
Jude the Obscure
E-book in English
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2008, Penguin Group UK
Jude the Obscure
eBook in English
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2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Jude the Obscure
eBook in English
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2009, The Floating Press
Jude the Obscure
E-book in English

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