Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Stephen Thorne (Narrator)

04-01-12

15hrs 22min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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04-01-12

15hrs 22min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“This story of repression, judgment, and true love will appeal to listeners who love the classics…A truly memorable literary experience that demands repeated listens.” Publishers Weekly 

Jude Fawley is a stone mason with a passion for scholarship who longs to study at the nearby university town of Christminster. Then Arabella Donn comes into his life. His longing for her eclipses all else for a time, and they marry but unhappily. Meeting his spirited and intelligent cousin, Sue Bridehead, Jude dares to dream again. But in acknowledging their feelings for one another, Jude and Sue risk becoming social outcasts. In defying conventional morality, their lives become plagued by uncertainty and torment.

Praise

“This story of repression, judgment, and true love will appeal to listeners who love the classics…A truly memorable literary experience that demands repeated listens.” Publishers Weekly 

“His style touches sublimity.” T. S. Eliot, praise for the author

“The greatest tragic writer among English novelists.” Virginia Woolf, praise for the author

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2012
Release Date April 1, 2012
Release Date Machine 1333238400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics, Classics, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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.

Narrator Bio
Stephen Thorne

Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings. His television work includes EastEnders, Boys from the Bush, Death of an Expert Witness, and David Copperfield.

Overview

Jude Fawley is a stone mason with a passion for scholarship who longs to study at the nearby university town of Christminster. Then Arabella Donn comes into his life. His longing for her eclipses all else for a time, and they marry but unhappily. Meeting his spirited and intelligent cousin, Sue Bridehead, Jude dares to dream again. But in acknowledging their feelings for one another, Jude and Sue risk becoming social outcasts. In defying conventional morality, their lives become plagued by uncertainty and torment.

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