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Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Penguin Classics presents Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Samuel West. 'As you got older, ... you were seized with a sort of shuddering, he perceived. All around you there seemed to be something glaring, garish, rattling, and the noises and glares hit upon the little cell called your life, and shook it, and scorched it. If he could only prevent himself growing up! He did not want to be a man' Jude Fawley, the stonemason excluded not by his wits but by poverty from the world of Christminster privilege, finds fulfilment in his relationship with Sue Bridehead. Both have left earlier marriages. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge. Hardy's fearless exploration of sexual and social relationships and his prophetic critique of marriage scandalised the late Victorian establishment and marked the end of his career as a novelist. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Samuel West

Length:

6h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:00