Thomas Hardy Message Board
Louisa posts on 10/7/2009 11:16:38 PM
Why is "incest" mentioned in the description of "Jude the Obscure"? While sexual relationships between cousins are considered incestuous in most parts of the United States, they were not forbidden in late 19th century England. I find the use of the word "incest" could give a potential reader an entirely different view of the book, and may, indeed, be off-putting - and that would be a real shame, considering the brilliance of "Jude the Obscure".
Anum Arab posts on 10/16/2006 12:02:19 AM
no wessex is not a real place in England ..its just n imaginary village created by Hardy..which has all da ideal things.... :)
wese can n e giv me da character sketches of da novel..?
Jen posts on 3/26/2006 8:09:18 PM
To answer your question, there are no characters in any of Hardy's novels or short stories named Jennifer or Matthew. I have read all of Hardy's novels and most of his short stories, and I don't remember any characters with these names. However, it is possible that there was a character named Matthew in one of the short stories or poems that I have not read.
michael caplow posts on 3/26/2006 4:22:29 PM
Are any characters named Jennifer or Mathew in Hardy's writings.
salil posts on 9/26/2005 11:17:22 PM
Why does Hardy always write so touchingly? And is Wessex a real place in England?
salil posts on 4/26/2005 11:35:52 PM
sorry for the wrong spelling of BATHSHEBA
Tracey H. posts on 4/23/2005 4:01:08 PM
I would think that the top reviewer would know how to spell the main character's name right. It's BAthsheba.
Taryn Parra posts on 3/7/2005 2:05:51 PM
I need to know how many copies of "Jude the Obscure" appeared in Thomas Hardy's lifetime and then how many after his death in 1928?
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