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introduction to Thomas Hardy and his work

M. J. Duffy

introduction to Thomas Hardy and his work

by M. J. Duffy

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Published by Bournemouth Tourism Educational Support Unit in Bournemouth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hardy, Thomas, -- 1840-1928.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M.J.Duffy with contributions from David Ling, Peter Phillips and Roger Richardson ; illustrations by David Ling.
    ContributionsLing, David., Phillips, Peter., Richardson, Roger., Bournemouth Tourism Educational Support Unit.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii,82p. :
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13865769M

    Thomas Hardy was born June 2, , in Higher Bockhampton in Dorset, a rural region of southwestern England that was to become the focus of his fiction. The child of a builder, Hardy was apprenticed at the age of sixteen to John Hicks, an architect who lived in the city of Dorchester. Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, , in Higher Bockhampton in Dorset, England, which formed part of the "Wessex" of his novels and poems. The first of four children, Hardy was born small and thought at birth to be dead. He grew to be a small man only a little over five feet tall.

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy: Introduction Tess of the D'Urbervilles is generally regarded as Hardy's tragic masterpiece, and certainly it is his most ambitious tragic novel. It is a story of innocence and sophistication, of man and nature, and of history and its relation to the present, concentrated on the fate of a simple country. English Literature in Transition , "The essays reflect a variety of critical and theoretical approaches "Reference & Research Book News, "The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy is a useful introduction to Hardy's work.

    Thomas Hardy () was born in Dorset. He left school at sixteen to work as an apprentice for an architect who specialised 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, .   A basic overview of the poet Thomas Hardy in under 5 minutes. Information sources: Bloom, Harold, ed. "Hardy, Thomas." Thomas Hardy, Bloom's Major Novelists. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishing.


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FromHardy wrote poetry and novels, though the first part of his career was devoted mostly to novels. At first, he published anonymously, but after people became interested in his work, he began to use his own name. Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet who set his work--including The Return of the Native and Far from the Madding Crowd--in the semi-fictionalized county of : Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century guide provides students with a lucid introduction to Hardy's life and works and the basis for a sound comprehension of his work, including:*the major aspects of Hardy's life in the context of contemporary culture*a detailed commentary on Hardy's.

Thomas Hardy is the most well renowned author to emerge out of the Southwest of England; his novels and poems are celebrated for their realistic depiction of English pastoral life. Born in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset inThomas Hardy was locally educated and soon rose to prominence as an internationally recognized author and poet.

Hardy is such a distinguished regional writer because he is as much an. Thomas Hardy's fiction has had a remarkably strong appeal for general readers for decades, and his poetry has been acclaimed as among the most influential of the twentieth century.

His work still creates passionate advocacy and opposition. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy is an essential introduction to this most enigmatic of writers. Thomas Hardy’s fiction has had a remarkably strong appeal for general readers for decades, and his poetry has been acclaimed as among the most influential of the twentieth century.

His work still 5/5(1). Introduction to Thomas Hardy. Novelist and Poet. Thomas Hardy (2 June – 11 January ) was an English novelist and poet. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of novels.

Hardy's belief that 'The ultimate aim of the poet should be to touch our hearts by showing his own,' is endorsed in his own works - whether poetry or prose, his compassion is what lends it greatness.

The full appreciation of his work depends on an understanding of his life: they are so inextricably intertwined that they must be treated together.4/5. His father was a stonemason and builder; his mother passed on her love of reading and books to her son.

Hardy had somewhat of an isolated life on the open fields of the region. He grew up living and examining rural life, which figures prominently in many of his novels. Like Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy attempted in his fiction to comment on the macrocosm of the human race through an intense study of a microcosm well known to him, the rural society of nineteenth-century 'Wessex', where, from time to time, dramas of a grandeur and unity truly Sophoclean are enacted in the real, by virtue of the concentrated passion and closely-knit inter-dependence of the lives therein.

Hardy's belief that 'The ultimate aim of the poet should be to touch our hearts by showing his own,' is endorsed in his own works - whether poetry or prose, his compassion is what lends it greatness.

The full appreciation of his work depends on an understanding of his life: they are so inextricably intertwined that they must be treated : F. Halliday. Thomas Hardy, the son of a stonemason, was born in Dorset, England, on June 2, He trained as an architect and worked in London and Dorset for ten years.

Hardy began his writing career as a novelist, publishing Desperate Remedies (Tinsley Brothers) inand was soon successful enough to leave the field of architecture for writing. 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. Through original essays from a distinguished team of internationalscholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardyprovides a unique, one-volume resource, which encompasses allaspects of Hardy's major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoreticaldebates from some of the world's leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights.

InNorman Page published a short biographical study entitled Thomas Hardy, and in he edited Thomas Hardy: The Writer and His Background, a collection of essays relating to Hardy's work and some aspects of his background including social class, education, regionalism of his novels, his varied and extensive reading, the Darwinian.

Hardy classified his novels into three categories: ‘Romances and Fantasies’ (including his tale set in the time of the Napoleonic Wars, The Trumpet-Major, the novel written immediately prior to A Laodicean); ‘Novels of Character and Environment’ (into which class he put all of his major novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d’Urbervilles), and ‘Novels of Ingenuity’.

Thomas Hardy was the foremost novelist of his time, as well as an established poet. Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century England.

This guide provides students with a lucid introduction to Hardy's life and works and the basis for a sound/5(7). Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June in the village of Higher [Upper] Bockhampton in Stinsford parish near the town of Dorchester in Dorset County, England, the first of four children born to Jemima nee Hand () and Thomas Hardy Sr.

(), builder and stonemason. His birthplace, built by his great grandfather, is now a museum. In this lesson, we will explore the works of Thomas Hardy, paying special attention to his poetry, novels, and the famous characters therein. We will look especially at some context about why.

Thomas Hardy I would imagine needs little introduction to most and I expect that many of those reading this will have come across his work at school.

I even liked him then. Briefly, this is a story of a west country man's fortunes throughout his adult life and we experience his ups and downs/5(). He is also the co-editor, with Michael Millgate, of the 8th volume of The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy, and editor for the forthcoming Cambridge edition of Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

In addition to his work on Hardy, he has also published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, Victorian and Edwardian music hall.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.An Introduction To Hardy's Wessex Dorset's most famous writer, Thomas Hardy, was born at his family's cottage at Upper Bockhampton in His father was a stone-mason and he himself trained as an architect, specialising in church restoration.