Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was an English author and poet best known for his literary masterpieces Jude the Obscure, Tess of the d' Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd, and The Mayor of Casterbridge. Hardy' s writing was heavily influenced by both the Romantics, especially the work of William Wordsworth, and Charles Dickens. His writing remains highly critical of the constraints of Victorian society, especially those placed upon women, the poor and the declining rural population. While he achieved...See more