Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet, born in Dorset. He is the author of several major classic novels, including The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) and Jude the Obscure (1896). He turned to writing poetry in later life, after the death of Emma, his first wife.
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