Jude the Obscure
Illustrated by Peter Reddick
Preface by the author
Thomas Hardy’s tragic tale of failed ambition, Jude the Obscure, is illustrated by Peter Reddick and is published as part of the Folio Society Wessex collection.
A working-class orphan with aspirations for a university education, Jude Fawley is nothing if not ambitious. However, his class and economic situation drive him into a career as a stonemason, rather than to fulfil his scholarly leanings. It is a loveless marriage that finally propels him to pursue his dreams and find new love, but although his life follows a path that is dotted with joy, his ultimate fate is to suffer.
Bound in cloth blocked with a decorative motif
Set in Baskerville
20 integrated black & white woodcut illustrations
Printed map endpapers
9˝ × 5¾˝