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The Life and Career of Thomas Hardy
Transcript of The Life and Career of Thomas Hardy
Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, Great Britain. Hardy begins schooling. At the age of sixteen, Thomas Hardy becomes an apprentice to John Hicks, Architect. Later, he will become Hicks's assistant. http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/110 http://maps.google.com/maps June 2, 1840 1848 1856 1862 Thomas Hardy moves to London and enrolls in King's College. In London, he also works for Arthur Blomfield, Architect. 1865 http://prezi.com Thomas Hardy begins to write poetry. 1868 1870 1871 Hardy finishes his first novel titled The Poor Man and the Lady. However, he fails to get it published because it "lacks plot." Hardy meets a woman by the name of Emma Lavinia Gifford while working on a church restoration. She will later become his wife. Thomas Hardy writes many novels and poems, as well as dramas. During this time Hardy's father and mother die, and Hardy and his wife grow apart. In 1899, the Boer War breaks out, and we see Thomas Hardy begin to write poetry in response to the war.
e.g. "Drummer Hodge" Hardy is awarded the Order of Merit and receives the Freedom of the Borough of Dorchester. 1910 1914 1912 Thomas Hardy publishes his first novel Desperate Remedies. From here on, Hardy will publish a multitude of amazing works. Emma Hardy dies suddenly.
Thomas Hardy recieves the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature Thomas Hardy marries Florence Dugdale.
WWI breaks out. Hardy expresses his opinions/concerns about the war in his poetry. e.g. "In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations'" January 11, 1928 Thomas Hardy Dies. His heart is removed and buried in Emma Hardy's grave in Stinsford Churchyard. His body is cremated and the ashes buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy Pictures found at: In his lifetime, Thomas Hardy wrote:
At least 15 Novels
55 Short Stories
2 Plays ( One was split into three parts. Each part was published separately. )
Over 800 poems