Jude the Obscure | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Laura Green

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Jude the Obscure.
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Critical Essay by Laura Green

SOURCE: Green, Laura. “‘Strange [in] Difference of Sex’: Thomas Hardy, the Victorian Man of Letters, and the Temptations of Androgyny.” Victorian Studies 38, no. 4 (summer 1995): 523-49.

In the following essay, Green addresses the concepts of gender relations and androgyny in A Pair of Blue Eyes and Jude the Obscure.

When Thomas Hardy finished his last novel, Jude the Obscure (1896), this son of a provincial stone-mason had already attained the status of a literary lion. At his death some thirty years later, his ashes were placed in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. In fact, the macabre details of Hardy's interment dramatize the persistent division in his identity as a self-made man of letters. Fellow literary men J. M. Barrie and Sydney Cockerell quickly arranged for the Abbey ceremony, but Hardy's own instructions and the...

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