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Thomas Hardy - Author

About the Author

Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840 at Higher Bockhampton in Dorset. His father was a stonemason. Hardy attended school in Dorchester and then trained as an architect. In 1868 his work took him to St Juliot's church in Cornwall where he met his wife-to-be, Emma. His first novel, The Poor Man and the Lady, was rejected by publishers but Desperate Remedies was published in 1871 and this was rapidly followed by Under the Greenwood Tree (1872), A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). He also wrote many other novels, poems and short stories. Tess of the D'Urbervilles was published in 1891 and he published his final novel, Jude the Obscure, in 1895. Hardy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1910 and the gold medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1912. Emma died in 1912 and Hardy married his second wife, Florence, in 1914. Thomas Hardy died on 11 January 1928.

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Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2019

Desperate Remedies

Desperate Remedies

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2019

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2019

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2019

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2019

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2019

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2019

A Pure Woman tess of the d'Urbervilles

A Pure Woman tess of the d'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2019

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2019

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Wessex Poems and Other Verses

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2019

Two on a Tower

Two on a Tower

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2019

Return of the Native

Return of the Native

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Hand of Ethelberta

The Hand of Ethelberta

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2019

A Laodicean

A Laodicean

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2019

A Changed Man and Other Tales

A Changed Man and Other Tales

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

The Trumpet-Major

The Trumpet-Major

Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

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