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  • Thomas Hardy tried to work through the grief of losing his first wife by writing poetry.
  • I’d rather call old Thomas Hardy up.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Our conversation ebbs and flows in majestic waves like the sea—Hart Crane, sex, Thomas Hardy, sex, Flaubert, sex, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, sex, Huckleberry Finn, sex.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451

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  • He didn’t seem to; he went on writing down his strange curlicue notes about Thomas Hardy in Phineas Shorthand.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • What is it Thomas Hardy says in Jude the Obscure?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He knew she read incessantly—Shakespeare, Henry James, Dickens, Thomas Hardy—but he did not think this could fill her days.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Thomas Hardy, whose poor heroine in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) provides table fare for the disparate hungers of the men in her life.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE by Thomas Hardy 1.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He thought of Thomas Hardy.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family

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  • Thomas Hardy expresses the same thought in his poem Transformations’: Portion of this yew Is a man my grandsire knew, Bosomed here at its foot: This branch may be his wife, A ruddy human life Now turned to a green shoot.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • In those days only one other book seemed to offer so powerful a revelation, and that was Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • SinclairLewis, Sherwood Anderson, Dostoevski, George Moore, Gustave Flaubert, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Frank Harris, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Stephen Crane, Zola, Norris, Gorky, Bergson, Ibsen, Balzac, Bernard Shaw, Dumas, Poe, Thomas Mann, 0.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Thomas Hardy (18401928), British author and poet Jean-Luc?
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • He was a Thomas Hardy fan, too, and at my birth had wanted to name me Arabella, which my mother said sounded like something you’d better hope not to get during pregnancy.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • JUDE THE OBSCURE — Thomas Hardy Part First AT MARYGREEN "Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES — THOMAS HARDY Phase the First: The Maiden I On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore, or Blackmoor.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by THOMAS HARDY PREFACE In reprinting this story for a new edition I am reminded that it was in the chapters of "Far from the Madding Crowd," as they appeared month by month in a popular magazine, that I first ventured to adopt the word "Wessex" from the pages of early English history, and give it a fictitious significance as the existing name of the district once included in that extinct kingdom.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • —who?
    A figure wan
    With a message to one in there of something due?
    Shall I know him anon?"
    "Yea, he; and he brought such; and you’ll know him anon."
    Thomas Hardy, Who’s in the Next Room?
    The holes certainly were rough—"Just right for a lot of vagabonds* like us," said Bigwig—but the exhausted and those who wander in strange country are not particular about their quarters.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Take old Eustacia Vye, in The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • I read The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, and Romeo and Juliet and Julius—
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Thomas Hardy did the same thing with his mythic Wessex, the southwest corner of England—Devon and Dorset and Wiltshire.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Thomas Hardy, a considerably better Victorian writer than Edward B.-L., has a delightful story called "The Three Strangers" (1883) in which a condemned man (escaped), a hangman, and the escapee’s brother all converge on a shepherd’s house during a christening party.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Sometimes writers are more up front about that than others, openly showing, as John Fowles does in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, that he’s drawing on the tradition of the Victorian novel, and on the works of Thomas Hardy and Henry James in particular.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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