Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
1840 -1928

Thomas Hardy Biography

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was a British novelist and poet, known for his works set in the Wessex region of southern England. He was born in Dorset, England, and studied architecture at King's College London. He later returned to Dorset and worked as an architect while also writing poetry and novels. His first novel, "The Poor Man and the Lady," was published anonymously in 1867. He then went on to publish many more novels, including "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Return of the Native" (1878), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891) and "Jude the Obscure" (1895). He also wrote poetry throughout his life, with his first collection "Wessex Poems" being published in 1898. Hardy's novels often dealt with the lives of ordinary people in rural England and often explored themes of love, tragedy and fate. He died in 1928 in Dorchester, England.

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