Jude the Obscure was first published in book form by Hardy in 1895, the last of his novels. It focuses on Jude and his dreams of becoming a scholar, and later his love affair with his cousin, Sue. It is an beautiful evocative and heart breaking tale that shall leave you feeling empty and hopeless when you first finish reading it. It can be seen as quite an autobiographical book for Hardy, with several of Jude's life events echoing his own.
While it is quite a depressing book, It is definately one worth reading. It was Hardy's most critised book, called Jude the Obscene, by one critic and covers a wide range of topics that would have been very risque at the time it was written, and even now, in modern times, can be quite upsetting and thought provoking to the reader.
The Kindle copy of this book was extremely good for its lack of price. While there were one or two errors, there was nothing that ruined or even interrupted my enjoyment of the book.