Jude the Obscure Author:Thomas Hardy Generally considered Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, JUDE THE OBSCURE has held an honored place among the greatest novels in the English language. It is, in Hardy's own words, a story "of a deadly war waged with Apostolic desperation between flesh and spirit." Its brooding concern and capricious turns of fate in Jude Frawley's lifelong struggle fo... more »r dignity against enormous odds gives the tale of aspiration and defeat the quality of classic tragedy.
This Modern Library edition reproduces the text of the 1912 Wessex edition, which incorporated all of Hardy's final revisions. The Introduction is by Robert C. Slack of Carnegie-Mellon University.« less