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Thomas Hardy
(1840 - 1928)

1840 Born 2 June in Higher Bockhampton
1848 Begins attending Julia Martin's school in Bockhampton
1856 Articled to the local architect John Hicks
1862 Travels to London to work under Arthur Blomfield
1865 Publishes first article, "How I Built Myself a House"
1867 Returns to Dorset and works for Hicks
1870 Travels to St. Juliot to work on the restoration of the church
1871 Desperate Remedies published
1872 Under the Greenwood Tree published
1873 A Pair of Blue Eyes published
1874 Far From the Madding Crowd published serially
1876 The Hand of Ethelberta published
1878 The Return of the Native published
1880 The Trumpet-Major published
1881 A Laodicean published
1882 Two on a Tower published
1886 The Mayor of Casterbridge published
1887 The Woodlanders published
1888 Wessex Tales published
1891 A Group of Noble Dames and Tess of the d'Urbervilles published
1892 The Pursuit of the Well-Beloved published serially
1894 Life's Little Ironies published
1897 The Well-Beloved published
1898 Wessex Poems published
1902 Poems of the Past and Present published
1903 The Dynasts part one published
1906 The Dynasts part two published
1908 The Dynasts part three published
1909 Time's Laughingstocks published
1910 Receives the Order of Merit and the Freedom of Dorchester
1913 A Changed Man published
1914 Satires of Circumstance published
1914 Marries Florence Dugdale
1917 Moments of Vision published
1922 Late Lyrics and Earlier published
1923 The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall published
1925 Human Shows published
1928 Dies 11 January. His ashes are buried in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, and his heart is buried in Emma's grave.

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