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Thomas Hardy

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(1840–1928) английский прозаик и поэт.

Родился 2 июня 1840 в Аппер-Бокхэмптоне близ Дорчестера. Начальное образование получил в Бокхэмптоне и Дорчестере, в возрасте шестнадцати лет был отдан в ученики к местному архитектору и реставратору. В свободное время изучал латинских и греческих классиков, подрабатывал скрипачом на танцах и свадьбах. В 1862 устроился в Лондоне помощником архитектора А.Бломфилда.

Харди неоднократно подчеркивал, что стихотворная форма является для него наиболее естественной, в то время как проза была лишь «ремеслом», если не «поденщиной». После сборника Уэссексские стихотворения (Wessex Poems, 1898), в который вошли созданные еще в «прозаический» период стихотворения, он в течение трех десятилетий выпустил еще семь неравноценных сборников, тематически разнообразных. Общее число стихотворений составляет свыше 1000, причем многоликость их метрики и строфики (новая и традиционная, неловкая и гладкая) исключает их однозначную оценку. Одни произведения (их множество) выстроены искусно, другие портит их чрезмерная самобытность.

Авторитет Харди – личности и писателя – продолжал расти. В 1910 он был награжден орденом «За заслуги», а в день своей семьдесят второй годовщины – Золотой медалью Королевского литературного общества. В 1913 получил почетную степень доктора литературы Кембриджского и в 1920 – Оксфордского университетов; Модлин-колледж и Куинз-колледж сделали его своим почетным членом. Первая жена Харди умерла в 1912. Два года спустя он женился на своей близкой знакомой, Флоренс Эмили Дагдейл (Dugdale), детской писательнице.

Умер Харди в Дорчестере 11 января 1928.


Hardy Thomas: книги автора

Moments Of Vision And Miscellaneous Verses T. Hardy свободный доступ

We sat at the window looking out, And the rain came down like silken strings That Swithin's day. Each gutter and spout Babbled unchecked in the busy way Of witless things: Nothing to read, nothing to see Seemed in that room for her and me On...

Satires Of Circumstance With Miscellaneous Pieces T. Hardy свободный доступ

That night your great guns, unawares, Shook all our coffins as we lay, And broke the chancel window-squares, We thought it was the Judgment-day

The Hand Of Ethelberta T. Hardy свободный доступ

This somewhat frivolous narrative was produced as an interlude between stories of a more sober design, and it was given the sub- title of a comedy to indicate--though not quite accurately--the aim of the performance. A high degree of probability was...

The Dynasts T. Hardy свободный доступ

The choice of such a subject was mainly due to three accidents of locality. It chanced that the writer was familiar with a part of England that lay within hail of the watering-place in which King George the Third had his favourite summer residence...

The Mayor of Casterbridge T. Hardy свободный доступ

One evening of late summer, before the nineteenth century had reached one-third of its span, a young man and woman, the latter carrying a child, were approaching the large village of Weydon-Priors, in Upper Wessex, on foot. They were plainly but not...

The Return of the Native T. Hardy свободный доступ

The date at which the following events are assumed to have occurred may be set down as between 1840 and 1850, when the old watering place herein called "Budmouth" still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige to lend it...

Life's Little Ironies T. Hardy свободный доступ

To the eyes of a man viewing it from behind, the nut-brown hair was a wonder and a mystery. Under the black beaver hat, surmounted by its tuft of black feathers, the long locks, braided and twisted and coiled like the rushes of a basket, composed a...

Late Lyrics And Earlier With Many Other Verses T. Hardy свободный доступ

About half the verses that follow were written quite lately. The rest are older, having been held over in MS. when past volumes were published, on considering that these would contain a sufficient number of pages to offer readers at one time, more...

A Laodicean: A Story Of Today T. Hardy свободный доступ

The changing of the old order in country manors and mansions may be slow or sudden, may have many issues romantic or otherwise, its romantic issues being not necessarily restricted to a change back to the original order; though this admissible...

A Group Of Noble Dames T. Hardy свободный доступ

The pedigrees of our county families, arranged in diagrams on the pages of county histories, mostly appear at first sight to be as barren of any touch of nature as a table of logarithms. But given a clue--the faintest tradition of what went on...

A Changed Man And Other Tales T. Hardy свободный доступ

I reprint in this volume, for what they may be worth, a dozen minor novels that have been published in the periodical press at various dates in the past, in order to render them accessible to readers who desire to have them in the complete series...

Poems Of The Past And The Present T. Hardy свободный доступ

Vaster battalions press for further strands, To argue in the self-same bloody mode Which this late age of thought, and pact, and code, Still fails to mend.--Now deckward tramp the bands, Yellow as autumn leaves, alive as spring; And as each host...

Tess of the d'Urbervilles T. Hardy свободный доступ

On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait...

The Romantic Adventures Of A Milkmaid T. Hardy свободный доступ

It was half-past four o'clock (by the testimony of the land-surveyor, my authority for the particulars of this story, a gentleman with the faintest curve of humour on his lips); it was half-past four o'clock on a May morning in the eighteen forties....

A Pair of Blue Eyes T. Hardy свободный доступ

The following chapters were written at a time when the craze for indiscriminate church-restoration had just reached the remotest nooks of western England, where the wild and tragic features of the coast had long combined in perfect harmony with the...

The Project Gutenberg Etext of Jude the Obscure T. Hardy свободный доступ

The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry. The miller at Cresscombe lent him the small white tilted cart and horse to carry his goods to the city of his destination, about twenty miles off, such a vehicle proving of quite...

Far From The Madding Crowd T. Hardy свободный доступ

I did not anticipate that this application of the word to a modern use would extend outside the chapters of my own chronicles. But the name was soon taken up elsewhere as a local designation. The first to do so was the now defunct Examiner, which,...

Desperate Remedies T. Hardy свободный доступ

The following story, the first published by the author, was written nineteen years ago, at a time when he was feeling his way to a method. The principles observed in its composition are, no doubt, too exclusively those in which mystery,...

The Trumpet-Major T. Hardy свободный доступ

The present tale is founded more largely on testimony--oral and written--than any other in this series. The external incidents which direct its course are mostly an unexaggerated reproduction of the recollections of old persons well known to the...

The Well-Beloved T. Hardy свободный доступ

The peninsula carved by Time out of a single stone, whereon most of the following scenes are laid, has been for centuries immemorial the home of a curious and well-nigh distinct people, cherishing strange beliefs and singular customs, now for the...

The Woodlanders T. Hardy свободный доступ

The rambler who, for old association or other reasons, should trace the forsaken coach-road running almost in a meridional line from Bristol to the south shore of England, would find himself during the latter half of his journey in the vicinity of...

Time's Laughingstocks And Other Verses T. Hardy свободный доступ

In collecting the following poems I have to thank the editors and proprietors of the periodicals in which certain of them have appeared for permission to reclaim them.

Two On A Tower T. Hardy свободный доступ

This slightly-built romance was the outcome of a wish to set the emotional history of two infinitesimal lives against the stupendous background of the stellar universe, and to impart to readers the sentiment that of these contrasting magnitudes the...

Under The Greenwood Tree T. Hardy свободный доступ

This story of the Mellstock Quire and its old established west- gallery musicians, with some supplementary descriptions of similar officials in Two on a Tower, A Few Crusted Characters, and other places, is intended to be a fairly true picture, at...

Wessex Poems And Other Verses T. Hardy свободный доступ

Of the miscellaneous collection of verse that follows, only four pieces have been published, though many were written long ago, and other partly written. In some few cases the verses were turned into prose and printed as such, it having been...

Wessex Tales T. Hardy свободный доступ

An apology is perhaps needed for the neglect of contrast which is shown by presenting two consecutive stories of hangmen in such a small collection as the following. But in the neighbourhood of county-towns tales of executions used to form a large...

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