Essay on Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, written by Trevor Johnson, is the detailed journey through the life of one of England’s greatest writers. This biography describes some of the major details of his life such as his family, his education, and his major works. 	Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 at the Village of Upper Bochampton. He was the child of a country stonemason. Hardy was the third Thomas of his family. His mother’s maiden name was Jemima Hand and she and her husband led Hardy to have an unusually happy childhood. His early years were a seed-bed to his later creative development. His mother knew what real poverty was when she was young because she lost her father. Hardy said ‘ she read every book she could lay her hands on’ and she…show more content…
Hardy seemed to live a peaceful and successful life, but there was a "pattern of storm beneath the tranquillity." During these three decades of creation, public acclaim, and critical praise, his private life was overshadowed by what appeared to be his 3 wife’s fall to insanity. She was a victim of delusions, one of her biggest delusions is that she married a lesser man than she deserved. She also believed that she had written Hardy’s work and he stole them from her to be published for himself. She also insulted him publicly by taking more pride in being the niece of archdeacon than being the wife of the greatest English writer. She even tried to stop the publication of Jude The Obscure because she felt it immoral. She died unexpectedly in 1912 and even though Hardy was with her last before she died, she never regained consciousness after a dispute they had earlier. His remorse and grief broke into the release of the most moving love poems of his or any other century. Home life became much more calm and ordered when he married Florence Ellen Dugdale in 1914. 	Education wasn’t the biggest thing in Hardy’s life, but he was a very intelligent young student. He was an avid reader beginning to spell out titles at the age of three. He had a remarkable memory sometimes dressing as a parson and delivering sermons from his head. He did well at the village school and he caught the eye of Mrs. Julia
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