Tag: Thomas Hardy
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Thomas Hardy, born on 2nd June 1840, grew up in a modest cottage, built by his great-grandfather that overlooked the vast and open heathland of Dorset. It was this landscape that would enter into his imagined Wessex – the bucolic county that acts as the setting for many of his major novels and poems, and […]more
Writing about Hardy’s poetic language, Edmund Blunden, one of his most perceptive critics, noted that it is ‘sometimes a peculiar compound of the high-flown and the dull. If he means “I asked” he is liable to say “I queried” or rather “Queried I”; he is liable to “opine” instead of think. … He goes his road […]more
Thomas Hardy was born on 22 May 1804. “But wait,” I hear you cry, clutching the Dictionary of National Biography to your chest, fanning yourself down with a copy of The Mayor of Casterbridge, clasping an edition of – no, sorry, you’ve run out of hands – “Thomas Hardy was born on 2 June 1840, […]more