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Thomas Hardy

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Birthday
2, 1840
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 11, 1928 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1840
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 11, 1928 (87)

About

An important Victorian Realist author, he is remembered for Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, and other novels. Also a significant poet, he published Moments of Vision, Satires of Circumstance, and Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres, among other collections.

Before Fame

He was the son of a stonemason and worked for a time as an architect's apprentice before studying at King's College, London.

Trivia

He dictated a poem to his second wife while he was on his deathbed.

Family Life

He was married to Emma Lavinia Gifford until her death. Later, he wed Florence Dugdale.

Associated With

His work influenced the literary development of author D.H. Lawrence.