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Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Thomas Hardy

A Calm Place to Think: On Reading the Classics 22

Reading offers us something quite rare -- a quiet, solitary activity that allows us to clear a little space in our minds. This feels especially true in the context of my own daily habits, which involve spending an extraordinary amount of time online, a decidedly noisy, un-solitary environment that encourages the reader to respond -- through retweeting, commenting, or “liking” -- as opposed to reflecting.

The Treacherous Journey From Page to Screen 6

The overused word "unfilmable" should be banished from the lexicon.

A Year in Reading: Amy Waldman 4

It’s awe-inspiring to think how bold Thomas Hardy was for his time.

The Way We Read 8