Jude the Obscure (Version 2)

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

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.

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01-Part 1,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 02 02-Part 1,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 03 03-Part 1,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 04 04-Part 1,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 05 05-Part 1,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 06 06-Part 1,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 07 07-Part 1,Chapter 7 Tadhg
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Play 08 08-Part 1,Chapter 8 Tadhg
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Play 09 09-Part 1,Chapter 9 Tadhg
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Play 10 10-Part 1,Chapter 10 Tadhg
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Play 11 11-Part 1,Chapter 11 Tadhg
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Play 12 12-Part 2,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 13 13-Part 2,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 14 14-Part 2,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 15 15-Part 2,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 16 16-Part 2,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 17 17-Part 2,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 18 18-Part 2,Chapter 7 Tadhg
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Play 19 19-Part 3,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 20 20-Part 3,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 21 21-Part 3,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 22 22-Part 3,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 23 23-Part 3,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 24 24-Part 3,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 25 25-Part 3,Chapter 7 Tadhg
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Play 26 26-Part 3,Chapter 8 Tadhg
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Play 27 27-Part 3,Chapter 9 Tadhg
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Play 28 28-Part 3,Chapter 10 Tadhg
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Play 29 29-Part 4,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 30 30-Part 4,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 31 31-Part 4,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 32 32-Part 4,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 33 33-Part 4,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 34 34-Part 4,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 35 35-Part 5,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 36 36-Part 5,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 37 37-Part 5,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 38 38-Part 5,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 39 39-Part 5,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 40 40-Part 5,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 41 41-Part 5,Chapter 7 Tadhg
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Play 42 42-Part 5,Chapter 8 Tadhg
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Play 43 43-Part 6,Chapter 1 Tadhg
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Play 44 44-Part 6,Chapter 2 Tadhg
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Play 45 45-Part 6,Chapter 3 Tadhg
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Play 46 46-Part 6,Chapter 4 Tadhg
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Play 47 47-Part 6,Chapter 5 Tadhg
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Play 48 48-Part 6,Chapter 6 Tadhg
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Play 49 49-Part 6,Chapter 7 Tadhg
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Play 50 50-Part 6,Chapter 8 Tadhg
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Play 51 51-Part 6,Chapter 9 Tadhg
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Play 52 52-Part 6,Chapter 10 Tadhg
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Play 53 53-Part 6,Chapter 11 Tadhg
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