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Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure (unabridged)

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Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure (Unabridged)

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Jude the Obscure

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The cart creaked across the green…

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Chapter 2

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The boy stood under the rick before mentioned…

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On entering the cottage…

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Chapter 3

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Some way within the limits of the stretch of landscape…

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He had become entirely lost to his bodily situation…

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Chapter 4

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'Well, my boy?' said the latter abstractedly.

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Chapter 5

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On a day when Fawley was getting quite advanced…

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Chapter 6

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In his deep concentration on these transactions…

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By this time she had managed to get back one dimple…

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Chapter 7

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They reached the brown house barn…

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When he got back to the house his aunt had gone to bed…

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Chapter 8

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On Sunday morning…

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Chapter 9

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A new-made wife can usually manage to excite interest…

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Chapter 10

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Suddenly they became aware of a voice at hand.

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Chapter 11

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All the next day he remained at home…

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Part Second: At Christminster

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It was a windy, whispering, moonless night.

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Jude went home and to bed…

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Chapter 2

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For many days he haunted the cloisters and quadrangles…

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At this time he received a nervously anxious letter.

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Chapter 3

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When they were paid for, and the man had gone…

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Chapter 4

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A cold sweat overspread Jude at the news…

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They entered the parlour of the school-house…

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Chapter 5

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Jude started up from his reverie…

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Chapter 6

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Still, the remark was sufficient to withdraw Jude's attention…

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He always remembered the appearance of the afternoon…

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Chapter 7

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The barmaid concocted the mixture…

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Almost immediately he fell into a heavy slumber…

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Part Third: At Melchester

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He went down the broad gravel path towards the building.

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She had touched the subject at last.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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They went and looked at the empty room…

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Chapter 4

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Jude looked round upon the arm-chair and its occupant…

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'Jude,' she said brightly…

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Chapter 5

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After the lapse of a few days he found himself hoping…

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Chapter 6

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Such silent proceedings as those of this evening…

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The schoolmaster rose.

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When she saw how wretched he was, she softened…

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Chapter 7

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She arrived by the ten o'clock train on the day aforesaid…

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Jude soon joined them at his rooms…

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Chapter 8

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Jude went on to the stone-yard where he had worked.

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The compartment that she served emptied itself of visitors…

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Chapter 9

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They looked away from each other to hide their emotion…

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When they reached the lone cottage under the firs…

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He passed the evening and following days…

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Chapter 10

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Jude accordingly rang the bell, and was admitted.

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Part Fourth: At Shaston

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Jude went into the empty schoolroom and sat down…

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There was a momentary pause, till she suddenly jumped up…

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Chapter 2

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Jude threw a troubled look at her.

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Instead of replying she rose quickly…

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Chapter 3

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At dusk that evening he went into the garden…

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After tea that evening Phillotson sat…

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'I am bound in honesty to tell you…'

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Chapter 4

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Though well-trained and even proficient masters…

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Gillingham accompanied his friend a mile on his way…

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Chapter 5

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Even at this obvious moment for candour…

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When Jude came back and sat down to supper…

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Chapter 6

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All the respectable inhabitants and well-to-do fellow natives…

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It grew dusk quickly in the gloomy room…

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Part Fifth: At Aldbrickham and Elsewhere

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They rambled out of the town…

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Chapter 2

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There was that in his manner…

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She walked along the muddy street…

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Chapter 3

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The Three Horns, Lambeth.

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He was Age masquerading as Juvenility…

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Chapter 4

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A small slow voice rose from the shade of the fireside…

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They stepped in, and entered a back seat…

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Chapter 5

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All continued to move ahead.

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The trio followed across the green and entered.

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Chapter 6

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Next day Jude went out to the church…

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Sue and Jude, who had not stopped working…

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They soon found that, instead of the furniture…

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Chapter 7

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'Perhaps my husband has altered a little since then.'

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Chapter 8

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The wayfarer faced round and regarded her in turn.

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They had now reached the low levels bordering

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Part Sixth: At Christminster Again

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While they waited big drops of rain fell…

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As a sort of objective commentary on Jude's remarks…

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They found a second place hard by…

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Chapter 2

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Half-paralyzed by the strange and consummate horror…

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When the house was silent…

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The jury duly came and viewed the bodies…

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Chapter 3

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'I have seemed to myself lately,' he said…

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'There is a strange, indescribable perfume or atmosphere…'

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Jude's former wife had maintained a stereotyped manner…

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He flung his arms round her and kissed her passionately…

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Chapter 4

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Meanwhile Phillotson ascended to Marygreen…

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A few days after a figure moved through the white fog…

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Chapter 5

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Phillotson in the interval had gone back to his friend…

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When Mrs. Edlin had gone back to her cottage…

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Chapter 6

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Arabella, meanwhile, had gone back.

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Chapter 7

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Another man they knew, Tinker Taylor…

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When Arabella, Jude, and Donn had disappeared…

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Chapter 8

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She did not come…

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A light footstep…

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Chapter 9

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It was night at Marygreen…

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Sue unlatched the other chamber door…

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Chapter 10

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Chapter 11

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Meanwhile Arabella, in her journey…

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Two days later…

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