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Arthur Sherburne Hardy (1847–1930)

Hardy, Arthur Sherburne. An American novelist, poet, and man of letters; born at Andover, MA, Aug. 13, 1847; died in 1930. He graduated from West Point, and commanded a military post in the South for two years. His poetry consists mainly of lyrics and sonnets, while his novels are full of interest and charm. He is a skilled musician. In 1897 he was appointed minister to Persia. ‘But Yet a Woman’ and ‘The Wind of Destiny’ are among the more important of his novels. ‘Passe-Rose’ is a French idyl. His poems have been published in numerous magazines, and some of his mathematical studies have taken shape in a volume on ‘Quaternions.’ His later works are: ‘His Daughter First’ (1903); ‘Aurélie’ (1912); ‘Diane and her Friends’ (1914). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).