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Thomas Hardy

1840–1928
Novels, stories, poetry
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Greatest Stories list:

"The Three Strangers" (1883)

Far From the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd was Hardy's first great novel and the one that first made his reputation. It also might be the only real crowd-pleaser among his great works.... more

The Mayor of Casterbridge

I don't know if it's still being taught to teenagers but The Mayor of Casterbridge turned me off Thomas Hardy for many years after studying it in high school. And way too.... more

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

When Tess of the D'Urbervilles first came out in book form in late 1891, it was in equal parts hailed as Thomas Hardy's masterpiece and condemned as a moral.... more

Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure is the novel whose reception, coming five years after the similar scandal of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, is famous for leading Hardy to quit writing novels.... more

Thomas Hardy

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1871

Desperate Remedies Novel

1872

Under the Greenwood Tree Novel

1873

A Pair of Blue Eyes Novel

1874

Far from the Madding Crowd Novel

1876

The Hand of Ethelberta Novel

1878

The Return of the Native Novel

1880

The Trumpet-Major Novel

1881

A Laodicean Novel

1882

Two on a Tower Novel

1886

The Mayor of Casterbridge Novel

1887

The Woodlanders Novel

1888

Wessex Tales Five stories

"The Three Strangers", "The Withered Arm", "Fellow-Townsmen" "Interlopers at the Knap", "The Distracted Preacher"

1891

A Group of Noble Dames Ten stories

"The First Countess of Wessex", "Barbara of the House of Grebe", "The Marchioness of Stonehenge" "Lady Mottisfont", "The Lady Icenway", "Squire Petrick's Lady", "Anna, Lady Baxby", "The Lady Penelope", "The Duchess Of Hamptonshire", "The Honourable Laura"

Tess of the d'Urbervilles Novel

1894

Life's Little Ironies Eight stories

"An Imaginative Woman", "The Son's Veto", "For Conscience' Sake" "A Tragedy of Two Ambitions", "On the Western Circuit", "To Please His Wife", "The Fiddler of the Reels", "A Few Crusted Characters"

1895

Jude the Obscure Novel

1897

The Well-Beloved Novel

1898

Wessex Poems and Other Verses Poetry

1901

Poems of the Past and the Present Poetry

1904–1908

The Dynasts Drama in verse

1909

Time's Laughingstocks, and Other Verses Poetry

1912–1913

"Wessex Edition" of collected works 24 volumes

1913

A Changed Man and Other Tales Eleven stories, one novella

Stories "A Changed Man", "A Waiting Supper", "Alicia's Diary", "The Grave by the Handpost", "Enter a Dragoon", "A Tryst at an Ancient Earthwork", "What the Shepherd Saw", "A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'", "Master John Horseleigh, Knight", "The Duke's Reappearance", "A Mere Interlude; novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

1916

Selected Poems Poetry

1917

Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses Poetry

1919–1920

"Mellstock Edition" of collected works 37 volumes

1922

Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses Poetry

1923

The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall Play

1925

Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles Poetry and memoirs

1928

Winter Words Poetry

The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, 1840-1891 Autobiography published under wife's name

1928

The Later Years of Thomas Hardy, 1892-1928 Autobiography published under wife's name

1966

Thomas Hardy's Personal Writings. Essays

2001

Thomas Hardy's Public Voice: The Essays, Speeches, and Miscellanious Prose. Essays, speeches, prose

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

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Far From the Madding Crowd

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Jude the Obscure

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The Mayor of Casterbridge
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Jude the Obscure
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The Complete Poems
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The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales
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