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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
H. M. Ayres, ed.  The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors.  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).
 
 
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