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Thomas Hardy was a British novelist, short story writer, and poet of the Naturalist movement. Hardy was born in Dorsetshire, with whose scenery he has made his readers familiar; bred an architect; first earned popularity in 1874 by his "Far from the Madding Crowd," which was followed by, among others, "The Return of the Native," "The Woodlanders," and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," the last in 1892, books which require to be read in order to appreciate the genius of the author; b. 1840.


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Quote Left It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because m... Quote Right
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Quote Left Loving is misery for women always. I shall never forgive God for making me a woman and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face. Quote Right
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Quote Left Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs. Quote Right
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Quote Left Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened. Quote Right
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Quote Left The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him. Quote Right
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