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Hardy- Resources

Hardy's birthplace in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England ©National Trust/Jim Tampin

Hardy, Florence Emily, 1881-1937. The Early Life of Thomas Hardy, 1840-1891: Compiled Largely From Contemporary Notes, Letters, Diaries, And Biographical Memoranda, As Well As From Oral Information In Conversations Extending Over Many Years. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.

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Hardy- Critical Essays

Nishimura, Satoshi. "Thomas Hardy and the Language of the Inanimate." Poetry Criticism, edited by Michelle Lee, vol. 92, Gale, 2009. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 20 Nov. 2017. Originally published in Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 43, no. 4, Autumn 2003, pp. 897-912.

Grossman, Julie. "Thomas Hardy and the Role of Observer." Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Janet Witalec, vol. 143, Gale, 2004. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 20 Nov. 2017. Originally published in ELH, vol. 56, no. 3, Autumn 1989, pp. 619-638.

Hall, Louisa. "An alternative to the architectural elegy: Hardy's unhoused poems of 1912-1913." Victorian Poetry, vol. 50, no. 2, 2012, p. 207+. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 20 Nov. 2017.

"Poems of Pilgrimage" essays

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