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A Pair of Blue Eyes and Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

A Pair of Blue Eyes. Published in 1873 a Pair of Blue eyes describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Reflecting Hardy’s meeting and romance with his wife Emma he spoke of it as one of his favourite books. Jude the Obscure. Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, decides to adopt the same course for himself. Raised by his great-aunt, he studies hard with the aid of some old Latin and Greek books sent to him by Phillotson.He trains as a stonemason in order to enable him to support himself when at the university. However when he finally arrives in Christminster he soon finds that a university education is not easily come by for one of his social standing.Meeting and falling in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead his future becomes a series of challenges to his moral, religious and social beliefs. The novel caused quite a stir in late Victorian England due in part to it’s depiction of marriage and the role religion played in it. Savagely criticised on publication it led to Hardy turning from novel writing and concentrating for the rest of his career on poetry alone. It’s now considered one of Hardy’s finest works and is held up as an example of English novel writing at it’s best. Bearbeiten

A Pair of Blue Eyes. Published in 1873 a Pair of Blue eyes describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Reflecting Hardy’s meeting and romance with his wife Emma he spoke of it as one of his favourite books. Jude the Obscure. Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, decides to adopt the same course for himself. Raised by his great-aunt, he studies hard with the aid of some old Latin and Greek books sent to him by Phillotson.He trains as a stonemason in order to enable him to support himself when at the university. However when he finally arrives in Christminster he soon finds that a university education is not easily come by for one of his social standing.Meeting and falling in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead his future becomes a series of challenges to his moral, religious and social beliefs. The novel caused quite a stir in late Victorian England due in part to it’s depiction of marriage and the role religion played in it. Savagely criticised on publication it led to Hardy turning from novel writing and concentrating for the rest of his career on poetry alone. It’s now considered one of Hardy’s finest works and is held up as an example of English novel writing at it’s best. Bearbeiten
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A Pair of Blue Eyes. Published in 1873 a Pair of Blue eyes describes the love triangle between a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Reflecting Hardy’s meeting and romance with his wife Emma he spoke of it as one of his favourite books. Jude the Obscure. Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, decides to adopt the same course for himself. Raised by his great-aunt, he studies hard with the aid of some old Latin and Greek books sent to him by Phillotson.He trains as a stonemason in order to enable him to support himself when at the university. However when he finally arrives in Christminster he soon finds that a university education is not easily come by for one of his social standing.Meeting and falling in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead his future becomes a series of challenges to his moral, religious and social beliefs. The novel caused quite a stir in late Victorian England due in part to it’s depiction of marriage and the role religion played in it. Savagely criticised on publication it led to Hardy turning from novel writing and concentrating for the rest of his career on poetry alone. It’s now considered one of Hardy’s finest works and is held up as an example of English novel writing at it’s best. Bearbeiten

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tadhg Hynes

Length:

27h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

37:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

17:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

12:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

17:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

19:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

16:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

16:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

12:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

17:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

20:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

14:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

17:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

18:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

18:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

18:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

21:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

21:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

19:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

17:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

10:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

18:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

19:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

19:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

20:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

24:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

11:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

14:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

21:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

21:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

29:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

16:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

17:38


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

14:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

15:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

15:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

15:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

15:39