10 Incredible Quotes By Thomas Hardy

An English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy was a part of the realist art movement that began in the mid-nineteenth century and extended till the beginning of the twentieth century. His was majorly influenced by William Wordsworth and was highly critical of the Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England.

Date of Birth: 2 June, 1840
Place of Birth: Stinsford, Dorset, England
Notable Works: Tess of the d’UrbervillesFar from the Madding CrowdThe Mayor of CasterbridgeCollected Poems and Jude the Obscure
Death: 11 January, 1928 {87 years}

One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history, Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in the English village of Higher Bockhampton in the county of Dorset.From 1898 until his death in 1928 Hardy published eight volumes of poetry; about one thousand poems were published in his lifetime.However, Hardy’s lyric poetry is by far his best known, and most widely read. Incredibly influential for poets such as Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, and Donald Hall, Hardy forged a modern style that nonetheless hewed closely to poetic convention and tradition.

When Hardy died in 1928, his ashes were deposited in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey and his heart, having been removed before cremation, was interred in the graveyard at Stinsford Church where his parents, grandparents, and his first wife were buried.

Here are 10 incredible quotes that celebrate the legacy of this writer who managed to break boundaries and inspires countless readers around the world.