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Hardy, Thomas

(1840-1928) British writer. Thomas Hardy is known for novels which include: The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891), Jude the Obscure (1895), and other works.
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Thomas Hardy Novels
When his poetry was not widely accepted, Thomas Hardy turned to writing novels. He destroyed his first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady and then went on to write Far from the Maddening Crowd (1874), The Return of Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Read more...

Profile: Thomas Hardy
(1840-1928) British writer. Thomas Hardy was one of the most famous novelists of the Victorian period, even though works like "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" and "Jude the Obscure" were so controversial that he said he would never write another novel. Read more about the life and works of Thomas Hardy.

Thomas Hardy
Read about Thomas Hardy, from "A History of English Literature."

Channel Firing - Thomas Hardy
Read "Channel Firing," by Thomas Hardy.

Collected Works - Thomas Hardy
Read the collected works of Thomas Hardy.

Learn about the Victorian Period
The Victorian Period revolves around the political career of Queen Victoria. She was crowned in 1837 and died in 1901 (which put a definite end to her political career). Read more about the Victorian Period, and the writers who created literature during that time.

Message in a Bottle
Who would imagine such a tale? A young man, Michael Henchard, arrives at the fair with his wife and young daughter. Instead of enjoying what's left of the festivities, he gets drunk and sells his wife and daughter to a passing sailor for 5 guineas.

She, to Him - Thomas Hardy
Read "She, to Him," by Thomas Hardy.

The Darkling Thrush - Thomas Hardy
Read "The Darkling Thrush," by Thomas Hardy.

The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy
Read "The Man He Killed," by Thomas Hardy.

The Tested Woman Plot
In "The Tested Woman Plot," Lois Butler examines the evolution of a plot over time. She doesn't just look at "any story." Instead, she focuses on works that contain specific kinds of characters, with unique structural and cultural elements. She follows the plot through through the works of Samuel Richardson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Hardy,...

The Voice - Thomas Hardy
Read "The Voice," by Thomas Hardy.

Thomas Hardy - Books About Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was a British novelist and poet known for works like Far from the Maddening Crowd (1874), The Return of Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). Often dark, his work influenced Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost and others. Read more about his life and works.

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