The Author
Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 in Dorset, England. While he published a good number of novels, most notably Far From the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, he saw himself primarily as a poet. After deeply critical reviews of Jude the Obscure, which questioned Victorian beliefs about marriage and was thus considered an immoral piece of work, Hardy turned to poetry exclusively.

The Bibliography
The Novels
  • Desperate Remedies (1871)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)
  • The Hand of Ethelberta (1876)
  • Jude the Obscure (1895)
  • A Laodicean (1881)
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886)
  • A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873)
  • The Return of the Native (1878)
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891)
  • The Trumpet-Major (1880)
  • Two on a Tower (1882)
  • Under the Greenwood Tree (1872)
  • The Well-Beloved (1892)
  • The Woodlanders (1887)

The Poetry
  • Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles (1925)
  • Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses (1922)
  • Moments of Vision (1917)
  • Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)
  • Satires of Circumstance (1914)
  • Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses (1909)
  • Wessex Poems (1898)
  • Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres (1928)

The Short Story Collections
  • A Changed Man and Other Tales (1913)
  • A Group of Noble Dames (1891)
  • Life's Little Ironies (1894)
  • Wessex Tales (1888)

The Plays
  • The Dynasts (1904-08)
  • The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall
    at Tintagel in Lyonnesse (1923)


The Fanlisting
The header image features Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene (Far From the Madding Crowd) and Gemma Arterton as Tess Durbeyfield (Tess of the d'Urbervilles). This fanlisting was opened on May 24, 2018.




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