Thomas Hardy
1840-1928
Quick Facts
Born on June 2, 1840 in cottage built by
grandfather in Higher Bockhampton, miles east
from Dorchester in Dor...
Personal Details
 Ended formal education to
apprentice a local architect and
eventually became one
 Was an English novel...
Emma Gifford
Florence Dugdale and Thomas
Hardy
 Received the Order of Merit (which
gives him the post-nominal letters
OM)
 Died on January 11, 1928 due to
inflammation...
The heart of Thomas buried next to
Emma at Stinsford a mile away from
the cottage he was born
Style
 Influenced by Romanticism
 Free expression of artist
 Fatalist
 All subjects are subject to fate
 Naturalism
 1880s...
Notable Work
Poetry
Moments of Vision (1917)
Satires of Circumstance (1914)
The Dynasts (1908)
Time’s Laughingstocks (1909)
Wessex...
Novels
A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873)
Desperate Remedies (1871)
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1897)
The Return of the Native ...
Influences
Charles Dickens
Charlotte Bronte
George Meredith
Thomas Gray
Arthur Schopenhauer
Influenced
Philip Larkin
D.H. Lawrence
Robert Frost
W.H. Auden
W.D. Snodgrass
John Fowles
Robinson Jeffers
Consulted Sources
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/110
http://www.hardysociety.org/index.php/hard
y/novels
http://e...
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Eng 102 Thomas Hardy 6pm

  1. 1. Thomas Hardy 1840-1928
  2. 2. Quick Facts Born on June 2, 1840 in cottage built by grandfather in Higher Bockhampton, miles east from Dorchester in Dorset, England Educated by his mother until the age of 8 and only had formal education until age 16
  3. 3. Personal Details  Ended formal education to apprentice a local architect and eventually became one  Was an English novelist and poet but regarded himself more as a poet  Married Emma Gifford in 1874 (d. 1912)  His poems from 1912-1913 reflected her death  Married his secretary Florence Dugdale in 1914 (at age 35 and Thomas age 74)
  4. 4. Emma Gifford Florence Dugdale and Thomas Hardy
  5. 5.  Received the Order of Merit (which gives him the post-nominal letters OM)  Died on January 11, 1928 due to inflammation of his lungs  His funeral was on January 16,1928 and was largely controversial  His wish was to be buried next to Emma but his executor wanted him to be buried at Poet’s Corner  His heart was buried with Emma and his remains buried at Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, London, England, next to Charles Dickens (who wrote A Christmas Carol)
  6. 6. The heart of Thomas buried next to Emma at Stinsford a mile away from the cottage he was born
  7. 7. Style
  8. 8.  Influenced by Romanticism  Free expression of artist  Fatalist  All subjects are subject to fate  Naturalism  1880s to 1940s  Replicate everyday believable reality  Victorian Literature  Preceded Romantic Period  Idealize portraits of difficult lives in which their hard work and perseverance will win; virtue-rewarded; wrongdoers-punished  Became complex in later decades  Victorian Realist  Rejected God  Challenged the beliefs of Victorian society  Considered most important novelist in the later decades of Victorian Era due to his Victorian Realist view in literature  Many of his work reflected his hardship in Dorchester
  9. 9. Notable Work
  10. 10. Poetry Moments of Vision (1917) Satires of Circumstance (1914) The Dynasts (1908) Time’s Laughingstocks (1909) Wessex Poems (1898) Winter Words in Various Moods and Meters (1928)
  11. 11. Novels A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) Desperate Remedies (1871) Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1897) The Return of the Native (1879) The Trumpet Major (1879) The Well Beloved (1897) Under the Greenwood Tree (1872)
  12. 12. Influences Charles Dickens Charlotte Bronte George Meredith Thomas Gray Arthur Schopenhauer
  13. 13. Influenced Philip Larkin D.H. Lawrence Robert Frost W.H. Auden W.D. Snodgrass John Fowles Robinson Jeffers
  14. 14. Consulted Sources http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/110 http://www.hardysociety.org/index.php/hard y/novels http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy#I nfluence

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