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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

Hardy, Thomas. An English novelist; born in Dorsetshire, June 2, 1840; died in 1928. His works include: ‘Desperate Remedies’ (1871); ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ (1872); ‘A Pair of Blue Eyes’ (1873); ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ (1874); ‘The Hand of Ethelberta’ (1876); ‘The Return of the Native’ (1878); ‘The Trumpet Major’ (1880); ‘A Laodicean’ (1881); ‘Two on a Tower’ (1882); ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ (1886); ‘The Woodlanders’ (1887); ‘Wessex Tales’ (1888); ‘A Group of Noble Dames’ (1891); ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ (1891); ‘Life’s Little Ironies’ (1894); ‘Jude the Obscure’ (1896). Beginning with ‘Wessex Poems’ (1898), he devoted himself to verse. His most imposing venture in this kind is ‘The Dynasts, a Drama of the Napoleonic Wars’ (1903–06). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).