100 Famous Quotes By Thomas Hardy, The Author Of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles
Novelist & Poet
Stinsford, Dorset, England
Without a doubt, Thomas Hardy was one of the most accomplished and admired Victorian English novelists and poets who came up with the legendary English novels, ‘Tess of the D’Ubervilles’, ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ and ‘Jude the Obscure’. Most of his novels revolved around tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances, set in the backdrop of semi-fictional region of Wessex. Though Hardy is best remembered today as a novelist, he primarily considered himself a poet first. Despite this, his first collection of poem came in only in 1898 as ‘Wessex Poems’. Though the poems were not well received then, it was later that Hardy’s poetry cast an important influence on the 1950s and 1960s poets. In his works, Hardy was highly critical of much in Victorian society, focusing more on a declining rural society. He mostly used a traditionalist technique and explored a fatalist outlook against the dark rugged landscape. Just as his novels and poetry, Hardy’s quotes are equally famous and popular. They touch various genres of life, from love to religion, time to travel and so on and give a new perspective to life. Browse through this section and explore quotes by Thomas Hardy.