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1 Good Morning

2 THIS SEMESTER Fiction II Unit IV Thomas Hardy Tess of the d’Urbervilles

3 THIS CLASS Thomas Hardy An Introduction

4 Thomas Hardy An Introduction  Life  Time  Works

5 Life  Birth  Education  Career  Marriage  Achievements  Death

6 Birth The Hardy Birthplace Marker The marker is situated just behind the Higher Bockhampton thatched cottage. cottage Photograph 2002 by Philip V. AllinghamPhilip V. Allingham Date of Birth: 2nd June 1840 Tuesday, 8.00am Place of Birth: Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset, England Father: Thomas Mother: Jemima

7 Education  Mother educated him till his age of eight  First school at Bockhampton at age eight  For several years he attended a school run by a Mr Last  Learnt Latin and Greek there  In 1862 enrolled at King’s College, London

8 Career  Architect  Writer

9 Architect  Joined Hicks, an architect, as an apprentice  Won Prizes from Royal Institute Of British Architects and the Architectural Association

10 Writer  The Poor Man and the Lady his first novel turned down by publishers  Desperate Remedies his first published novel  Wrote novels, short stories, poems and drama  Stopped writing novels after the publication of Jude the Obscure

11 Marriage  Marries Emma Gifford in 1874  Emma dies in 1912  Marries Florence Dugdale in 1914

12 Achievements  Becomes Grand Old Man of English Letters  Won Order of Merit  Won several degrees of honour

13 Death  On 11 th January 1928, Wednesday just after 9.00 p.m. he passed away  His heart was buried at Stinsford  His ashes were buried in Westminster Abbey

14 Time  Victorian Age  Victorian Literature  Victorian Writers

15 Victorian Age  Period between 1832 and 1901  From the Passage of the First Reform Bill to the Death of Queen Victoria  Early Victorian Age  Mid-Victorian Age  Late Victorian Age

16 Victorian Literature Prose or Verse the literature of the age reflected the pressing issues of the age such as: Prose or Verse the literature of the age reflected the pressing issues of the age such as:  Social  Economic  Religious  Intellectual

17 Victorian Writers Poets  Tennyson  Robert Browning  Elizabeth Barrett Browning  Christina Rossetti  Matthew Arnold  G. M. Hopkins

18 Victorian Writers Essayists  Thomas Carlyle  John Ruskin  Arnold  Walter Pater

19 Victorian Writers Novelists  Bronte Sisters  Charles Dickens  William Makepeace Thackeray  Elizabeth Gaskell  George Eliot  George Meredith  Anthony Trollope  Thomas Hardy  Samuel Butler

20 Works  List of Works  Philosophy of Life  Features of his works

21 List of Works  Novels  Short Story Collections  Poetry Collections  Dramas

22 Novels  The Poor Man and the Lady [1867 Unpublished]  Desperate Remedies [1871]  Under the Greenwood Tree [1872]  A Pair of Blue Eyes [1873]

23 Novels  Far From the Madding Crowd [1874]  The Hand of Ethelberta [1876]  The Return of the Native [1878]  The Trumpet-Major [1880]  A Laodicean [1881]

24 Novels  Two on a Tower [1882]  The Mayor of Casterbridge [1886]  The Woodlanders [1887]  The Well-Beloved [1892 in serial form,1897 in book form]  Jude the Obscure [1895]

25 Short Story Collections  Wessex Tales [1888]  A Group of Noble Dames [1891]  Life’s Little Ironies [1894]

26 Poetry Collections  The Photograph [1890]  Wessex Poems and Other Verses [1898]  Poems of the Past and Present [1901]  The Man He Killed [1902]  Times Laughing Stocks and Other Verses [1909]  The Voice [1912]

27 Poetry Collections  Satires of Circumstance [1914]  Moments of Vision [1917]  Collected Poems [1919]  Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses [1922]  Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs and Trifles [1925]

28 Poetry Collections  Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres [1928]  The Complete Poems [1976]  Selected Poems[1993]  Hardy: Poems [1995]  Thomas Hardy: Selected Poetry and Nonfictional Prose [1996]  Selected Poems [1998]  Thomas Hardy: The Complete Poems [2001]

29 Dramas  The Dynasts Part 1[1904]  The Dynasts Part 2 [1906]  The Dynasts Part 3 [1908]  The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at the Queen of Cornwall at Tintagel in Lyonnesse [1923] Tintagel in Lyonnesse [1923]

30 Philosophy of Life  Pessimistic view of life  Life is to suffer at the hands of external forces  “…happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain”  Man a mere plaything of an impersonal and maligned fate As flies to wanton boys Are we to the gods, They kill us for their sport King Lear Act IV Sc

31 Features of His Works  Accusing finger at destiny and taking sides with the protagonist  His plots hinges on Co-incidences and mischances  Close to nature, rural and country scenes  Characters are mostly ordinary men and women living close to the soil  Minor rustics offer pithy humour  Wessex finds a prominent place in his works

32 THE END

33 COMING NEXT Tess of the d’Urbervilles An Introduction

34 Tess of d’Urbervilles A Novel by Thomas Hardy

35 THANK YOU


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