Book Review: Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy, posted and reviewed by ranu

The story is about an orphan named Jude who dreams of studying at the university in Christminster. But his poverty shatters his ambition. His aunt who raised him wanted him to be a stone mason.

The characters in this story are Jude the orphan; Arabella the wife of Jude, Sue Bridehead cousin of Jude; and Richard Phillotson the school master.

Jude worked as a stone mason, Arabella, his wife worked in a bar before she married Jude. Sue was training to become a teacher and Phillotson was a school master.

Jude was forced to marry Arabella, which spoiled his chances to study in a university.

Sue married the school master whom she did not love.

My favourite character is Jude. He tried to please everyone but was unsuccessful. He was too nice, therefore the other characters took advantage of him.

I liked the book after I finished it. In the beginning I thought parts of it was boring.

My least favourite part in the story is when Arabella’s son, killed his half siblings.

I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes good novels.

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Book Review,Far From The Madding Crowd: Author Thomas Hardy

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Today I put the finishing touches to the book┬átitled “Far From The Madding Crowd,”I was reading, after The Da Vinci Code. Like the latter it had some interesting episodes but they were different. It kept me interested, as I could not tell how the story will end.

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy is very different from Tess in, Tess of the d’Urburvilles by the same author. Unlike Tess, Bathsheba the main character in “Far From The Madding Crowd”,had a much stronger personality. She took care of her farm which she inherited from her uncle without much problem. The men in the area respected and feared her.

The appearance of one Sergeant Troy changed the whole scenario. One would never think Bathsheba would fall for a character like Troy, which is what exactly happened, after a  lot of twists and turns, Bathsheba was able to make the  right choice.

It’s made into a movie, I haven’t watched it yet.

The main characters are: Bathsheba a female farmer

Gabriel Oak : a male farmer

Boldwood: another male farmer

Sergeant Troy: A Stranger

The book has 434 pages and has a  soft cover.

I found the book entertaining and interesting. I think it will be well received by the  readers.

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