The Life And Work Of Thomas Hardy

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Out of so many authors, writers, and poets, Thomas Hardy was far the most sincere and the most famous writer that made an impact in English literature during the Victorian times. He accomplished many things and wrote a lot of books, poems, and novels. Most of his stories were not really similar to the plot of his life, but his writing career lasted about fifty years long maybe more. At first publishers rejected some of his very first novels and poetry, but even though this occurred he kept doing what he did best and that was to write.
Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 in Higher BockHampton, Dorset. His father was a master mason and a builder while his mother was a servant girl. Thomas appreciated music because of his father, picked up the desire of learning and knowing about his home on the countryside from his mother. At the age of eight it was Thomas’ first time to go to a public local school. He later transferred to another school in Dorchester where his mother firmed that he was having a good education. His mother then arranged for Thomas to learn German, Latin, and French at the same school. At age 16 his father started to get Thomas involved in architectural drawings; he helped with restoring the castle of Woodford. The architect James Hicks also the owner liked Thomas’ work. Once he was capable of doing architecture he moved to London, England where he got a job with an architect named Arthur Blomfield who specialized in the architecture of churches. During his spare time he attended galleries, operas, theaters and of course he started writing. At this time of the beginning of his writing he was about 22 years old. Thomas started to his send in his poetry to many magazine companies but many of them rejected his work. Even though he liked the way life was going for him he had to move back to his hometown, which was Dorchester because his health wasn’t going to well. When he moved back they asked him to plan a restoration for a church at St. Joliet in 1870. In the church of St. Joliet he met a girl with the name of Emma Gifford who he later married in 1874. Emma supported Thomas and told him to keep writing. Since he did not gain much attention from the public for his poetry a novelist named George Merideth told him to write a novel. His very first novel...

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