Thomas Hardy Modernism

The statue of Thomas Hardy in Dorchester
It was born on June 2, in 1840 in a small village of Dorset, an English country located in the southwestern part of the country. in that zone, which is called "Wessex" as it was called in ancient times, his novels take place.
Despite little wealthy family conditions, he is able to obtain a degree in architecture and will move to London where for a period of time will exercise his profession directing a well-known study.

"Far from the madding crowd"

when he was thirty-one, he published his first great success, the well-known novel "Far from the madding crowd"
Marginalized by the bourgeoisie because of his humble origins, he continues the ambitious project started in his first work of five "Wessex Novels", of which the most famous is:

"Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

published in 1891, the novel tells the tragic story of a simple village girl convinced by their parents, who want to tempt fate, to be related to the aristocratic family of the D'Urberville. Raped or seduced by a boy from a family of new rich who bought the family name in question, Tess embarks on a path of no return, to no avail trying to build a good life.The novel was panned by critics who consider it obscene and overly pessimistic.

“Jude the Obscure"

The next work, published in 1895 tells the story of a young man who leads his family and his own life to ruin. Judah is a poor disinherited of society that does not feel "inhabitant neither among men nor among the ghosts." And being invisible to the eyes of men is "dark" because it seems as if its existence is not perceived by others.

Thomas Hardy and his wife.
Died in 1928, he was buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, next to Charles Dickens. His heart was explanted and Stinford buried in the grave of his wife Emma, ​​as he had requested himself.

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