Thomas Hardy is quite familiar with people worldwide for his great works he wrote. He is also one of my favorite writers that I admire so much. I love most of his works, especially this novel named Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of Thomas Hardy's masterpieces. Thomas hardy, a son of a building contractor, was born in 1840 in a small town Dorset, in southwestern England.
When he was a boy, he often went to church with his family and was educated in a local Sunday school. He memorized all the services as a boy, and this knowledge underlies the frequent references to religion in his works. As a student, Hardy was not very good at studying, but he was a good reader because he read all books he could get in his home. At the age of sixteen, he kept up his education and became an architect which was the reason why his works are so organized. He is one of the relatively few well-known English writers who did not have a higher education while Shakespeare and Dickens are the other two. He continued to read various books written by Latin and English authors and also taught himself Greek in the way that he would arrise early in the morning and study for an hour or two before leaving for work.
In 1862 Hardy left the architects office. When he was 22, he left Dorset for London. In London, he worked as an architect. He also studied French, visited art galleries and the great London exposition, and continued his course of reading. During that period, he wrote the first of his poems to survive. In 1867 he returned to Dorset. He temporarily stopped writing poetry and made his first attempt at prose fiction.
By 1868 he had completed his first novel: "The Poor Man and the Lady" which, though it was rejected, convinced him that he should continue his efforts at novel-writing. This year was the most brutal year for Hardy, because in this year, except he wrote his first novel that I have stated above, he also did his last work as an architect, and met the girl he was to marry.
I started my enthusiasm for writing with the reading of the works of Thomas hardy which would have effect on me in my whole life long.