About Awesome Authors: Thomas Hardy

Jonathan Chow 8A5

About Awesome Authors

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Thomas Hardy ~ a literary legend

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(1840 – 1928, United Kingdom)

~ When Thomas Hardy was born they thought he was a still born, until his mother noticed he was alive

~ He was thought of in different ways, most thought of him being a poor boy. But lived a great wealthy childhood with a hard working father and mother

~ Even so he could not go to college as his parents could not afford it, so he dropped out of school at 16 to train to be an architect

~  Most of his poems were about romance and emotions

~ Thomas Hardy finished his first novel by 1867 called “The Poor Man and the Lady” but was never published

~ His Schools and Movements related to the World War One

~ He wrote many poems and letters like “A Pair of Blue Eyes”

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