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The Life of Thomas Hardy

by Paul Turner

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


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Blackwell Critical Biographies

The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7610581M
ISBN 100631228500
ISBN 109780631228509

  The Life of Thomas Hardy A review of Thomas Hardy: The Time-torn Man, a new biography about the poet and novelist by Claire Tomalin.   Thomas Hardy (–) was born in Dorset. He left school at sixteen to work as an apprentice for an architect who specialized in church restoration. He made his reputation as a novelist, and it wasn't until after the publication of his last novel, The Well-beloved, in , that he dedicated himself to writing poetry. Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in but grew up in Belfast, and was Brand: Faber and Faber.

  Thomas Hardy, novelist, poet and dramatist, dies aged 87 - archive, 12 January English world of letters loses its unquestioned head .   An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy () is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn Brand: Pandora's Box.

  A literate, book-hungry servant, Jemima had been exposed briefly to London life before her shotgun wedding to Hardy’s father, a rural builder who proved, like his Author: Thomas Mallon. AUTHOR: Thomas Hardy () had a writing career which spanned more than fifty years, and he is now considered both a major novelist and poet. His tales of Wessex, a fictional amalgamation of various south-west counties, have a lasting appeal, and many, such as 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' and 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' have become popular 1/5(1).


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Florence Emily Hardy, née Dugdale, was a writer of children's stories and the second wife and, later, biographer of Thomas Hardy. Florence was the daughter of school headmaster Edward Dugdale. She attended National Infants School in Enfield for two years untilwhen she /5.

The pace is brisk, and the tone is often pleasingly crisp, with Turner unafraid to offer a judgement on issues like the tiredness of parts of 'The Dynasts' or the intellectual extremity of some of Hardy's satires." Tim Armstrong, Victorian Poetry "'The Life of Thomas Hardy' is an original, radical by: 5.

One of the literary world's great deceptions was perpetrated when Thomas Hardy wrote his Life in secret for publication after his death as an official biography.

Since the true circumstances of its composition have been known The Early Life and Later Years of Thomas Hardy, published over the name of Florence Emily Hardy, has frequently been referred to as Hardy's by: Thomas Hardy, OM, was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural.4/5(9).

Thomas Hardy, born in the yearwrote both novels and poetry before dying in the yearat the age of 87, after becoming ill with pleurisy in late He was born to Thomas, who worked as a local builder and stonemason and Jemima, his mom. Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset, England in As a novelist he is best known for The Life of Thomas Hardy book work set in the semi-fictionalized county of Wessex including, Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the : Read the full-text online edition of The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, ().

Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, By Florence Emily Hardy. No cover image Mr. Hardy's feeling for a long time was that he would not care to have his life.

Buy The Life of Thomas Hardy (Wordsworth Literary Lives) by Hardy, F. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4).

Thomas Hardy. Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy focused much of his work -- including classics like Far from the Madding Crowd () and Tess of the d'Urbervilles () on man's futile struggle against unseen forces.

Of his rather unromantic outlook on life, Hardy once said, ""Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. During the lifetime of Thomas Hardy, publisher Vere H. Collins was one of the very few people to suspect, and have the fact confirmed by Hardy himself, that some of Hardy’s writings — notably his poem The Interloper — contained coded messages which revealed insights into his personal life.

The Mayor of Casterbridge: The Life and Death of a Man of Character is an novel by the English author Thomas of Hardy's Wessex novels, it is set in a fictional rural England with Casterbridge standing in for Dorchester in Dorset where the author spent his youth.

It was first published as a weekly serialisation from January The novel is considered to be one of Hardy's Author: Thomas Hardy. Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England on June 2,the eldest son of Thomas Hardy and Jemima (Hand) Hardy.

His father was a stonemason and builder; his mother passed on her love of reading and books to her son. Hardy had.

Hardy learned to love books through his mother, Jemina, and was able to read before starting school. He was taught by his father, also named Thomas, to play the violin, and he often journeyed about the countryside playing for dances and storing up the impressions of rural life that make up.

Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy - Late novels: The closing phase of Hardy’s career in fiction was marked by the publication of Tess of the d’Urbervilles () and Jude the Obscure (), which are generally considered his finest novels.

Though Tess is the most richly “poetic” of Hardy’s novels, and Jude the most bleakly written, both books offer deeply sympathetic representations of. The book is full of instances of Turner's insight into the influence of Hardy's reading on his writing, {and} adds substantially to our knowledge of Hardy's creative methods." The Thomas Hardy Journal "For a critical biography so largely concerned with Hardy's reading, Paul Turner has proved an excellent choice.

He brings to his task an. In the third year of Victoria's reign, Thomas Hardy is born on the 2nd of June in a large cottage bordering the heath at Higher Bockhampton, three miles outside Dorchester, Dorset.

The eldest son of a violin-playing builder and an ambitious mother, Thomas Hardy received from the former parent a love of music, and from the latter a love of books. Genre/Form: Biographies: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hardy, Florence Emily, Life of Thomas Hardy.

London: Studio Editions, © Life of Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy was born on the morning of 2nd June in the isolated thatched cottage, built by his great-grandfather at Higher Bockhampton, a hamlet on the edge of Piddletown Heath, three miles east of the county town of Dorchester.

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Thomas Hardy really was a poet. But when he began to write poems inthere were nobody to read them. Therefore, to attract an audience and to gain a good financial position he began to write novels with a determination.

As he was trained as an architect in his life and pursued this profession for 11 years till he abandoned it inhe. One of the literary world's great deceptions was perpetrated when Thomas Hardy wrote his Life in secret for publication after his death as an official biography.

Since the true circumstances of its composition have been known The Early Life and Later Years of Thomas Hardy, published over the name.The life of Thomas Hardy.

[Ernest Brennecke] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Brennecke. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number.Thomas Hardy, whose books include Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, was one of the most influentual novelists and poets of England's Victorian era.

He died on Janu - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting.