Jude the Obscure
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˝