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Jude the Obscure (Version 2)

Thomas Hardy

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. Summary by T.Hynes.

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. Summary by T.Hynes.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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. Summary by T.Hynes.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

29:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:37