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|Thomas Hardy (18401928)|
|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 dUrbervilles (1891); Lifes 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 (190306). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).|