Jude the obscure


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Jude Fawley, an intelligent and sensitive young Wessex schoolboy, is encouraged in his scholarly pursuits by the local schoolmaster, Mr Phillotson. Jude dreams of studying at the university of Christminster, the author's fictional representation of Oxford. Yet, soon Jude is deceived into marriage and then deserted by the duplicitous Arabella Donn, and he travels to Christminster to work as a stonemason while continuing his studies in the hope of being admitted to the university one day. There, Jude falls for his free ...

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Aug 26, 2010

Bleak but great

I've been meaning to reread this for years. I first read it in high school, and maybe it was just my teen angst talking, but I loved it. It's extremely depressing, but affected me in a way that few books can.

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