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Topic: Authors: THOMAS HARDY


Thomas Hardy by Frederick Hollyer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Brief biography 

Literary & topical timeline 

Bibliography of works

Dates: 1840-1928
Nationality: British

Literary Periods:  

Edwardian Period, 1901-1914

Late Victorian Period, 1880-1901

Modernist Period, 1899-1945

Nineteenth Century, 1800-1899

Twentieth Century, 1900-1999

Victorian Period, 1837-1901

Literary Movements: 




The Thomas Hardy Collection was started in the 1930s by Colby English professor Carl J. Weber. It is one of the largest Hardy collections in the United States, containing works by and about Hardy. The holdings include first editions, books from Hardy's library, manuscripts, numerous first appearances from periodicals, sheet music, and over 400 letters written by Hardy and his first and second wives, Emma and Florence.


Scribner Writers Series [Database]
Essays on the life and works of Thomas Hardy, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies  

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Books, essays, and journal articles indexed in MLA International Bibliography  [Database]

MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative Hardy scholarship published in books and academic journals.  MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers and the Colby College Libraries catalog.  If you discover books or articles through MLA that are not available at Colby or through our lending partners, please request these items using your ILLiad Account.

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