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These two texts were published at the beginning of this edition of Jude the Obscure, the first being the preface to the...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 18 January 1892
Edmund Gosse, a writer and critic, was a close friend of Thomas Hardy’s, and probably best known as the author of Father...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 24 November 1898
In this letter to William Archer, dated 24 November 1898, Thomas Hardy makes remarks about the chances of him writing an...
Manuscript, Draft Created date: estimated 1889-91
In this manuscript copy of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy's revisions to speech are revealing. Many represent a...
Where does the word ‘Wessex’ come from? Thomas Hardy uses the name ‘Wessex’ for the first time in chapter 50 of Far from...
Manuscript, Fair copy Created date: 1887
This is the manuscript of Thomas Hardy’s poem ‘Shelley’s Skylark’. Its title refers to the poem 'To a Skylark' by Percy ...
Newspaper, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles was first published in Britain in The Graphic, where it appeared in weekly inst...
This article by Thomas Hardy was reprinted from Longman’s Magazine, and published by the Dorset Agricultural Workers’ Un...