It satirizes and parodies the romanticised, pessimistic accounts of rural life by writers like thomas hardy and Mary Webb.
This week: David Lodge's new novel about H.G. Wells, the eccentric letters of Ellen Terry, and thomas hardy's unfortunate critics.
Mark Twain, thomas hardy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Francis Bacon, and John Milton all kept them, to name a few.
But the pilgrimage of thomas hardy has led us ever into the deeper shadow.
I have just returned from a flying visit to Dorset, and saw thomas hardy.
Mr. thomas hardy, in the opinion of some, is greater as a poet than as a novelist.
thomas hardy was born in Dorsetshire in 1840, and educated to be an architect.
How much of the art of thomas hardy is suggested in those lines!
thomas hardy, too, has been arraigned for the conventionalism of his plots.
Mr thomas hardy at twenty-five had only printed a short story, and he was more than thirty when his first novel appeared.
c.1200, "bold, daring, fearless," from Old French hardi, from past participle of hardir "to harden, be or make bold," from Frankish *hardjan, from Proto-Germanic *hardjan "to make hard" (cf. Old Frisian herda, Old High German herten, Old Norse herða, Gothic gahardjan "make hard;" see hard). Sense influenced by English hard. Related: Hardily; hardiness. Hardhede "physical hardiness" is attested from early 15c.