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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
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Hardy between about 1910 and 1915
Notable works Tess of the d'Urbervilles,
Far from the Madding Crowd,
Collected Poems
Jude the Obscure


Thomas Hardy,OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry byRomanticism, especially William Wordsworth.

Charles Dickens was another important influence.
Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much inVictorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.

Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (Upper Bockhampton in his day), a hamlet in the parish of
Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811-1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder. His mother Jemima (née Hand 1813-1904) was well-read, and she educated Thomas until he went to his first school at Bockhampton at age eight. 

Wikipedia HERE