Who is Thomas Hardy?

  • (noun): English novelist and poet (1840-1928).
    Synonyms: Hardy

Thomas Hardy

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 also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focussed more on a declining rural society.

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... The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas ...
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... Thomas Hardy, OM 1840-1928, English novelist and poet Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet (1769–1839), British naval officer Thomas Duffus Hardy (1804–1878 ...
Thomas Hardy (English Painter) - Biography - Controversy
... The date of Thomas Hardy's death had been uncertain until now, but The Gentleman’s Magazine of October 1804 states that he died ‘after a long illness’ on 14 September 1804 ... academician Joseph Farington (1747–1821), informs us that Hardy was born in Derbyshire and that he studied under Wright of Derby ... The painter Thomas Hardy has sometimes been confused with another Thomas Hardy the shoemaker, radical, and founder of the London Corresponding Society who lived 1752–1832 ...
Robert Gittings - Career
... and he also wrote scholarly studies of Thomas Hardy The Young Thomas Hardy (1975), The Older Hardy (1978, awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize ... Introducing Thomas Hardy, a double act with Frances Horowitz, was performed from 1971 until 1978, when Horowitz died ...

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    Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
    —Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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