Thomas Hardy

1840 - 1928

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Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, including the poetry of William Wordsworth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Hardy has received more than 5,469,123 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Thomas Hardy is the 807th most popular writer (down from 674th in 2019), the 610th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 539th in 2019) and the 70th most popular British Writer.

Thomas Hardy is most famous for his novels "Far from the Madding Crowd," "The Mayor of Casterbridge," and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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  • 5.5M

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  • 63.34

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  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.80

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Mayor of Casterbridge
The woodlanders
Jude the Obscure
Featuring a new introduction by Jay Parini, a timeless classic details the story of Jude Fawley, a poor stonemason who longs to be a minister, and how the brutal deaths of his children and his inability to please the two women in his life hinder his dreams and threaten his existence. Reprint.
Far From the Madding Crowd


Among writers, Thomas Hardy ranks 807 out of 7,302Before him are Pietro Bembo, Jamal Khashoggi, Sarojini Naidu, Tatian, Karl Harrer, and Jan Potocki. After him are Daniel Keyes, Magtymguly Pyragy, Max Frisch, Dobrica Ćosić, John le Carré, and Basava.

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Among people born in 1840, Thomas Hardy ranks 18Before him are Ernst Abbe, Carlota of Mexico, John Boyd Dunlop, August Bebel, Father Damien, and Per Teodor Cleve. After him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Edward Whymper, Hiram Maxim, and Giovanni Verga. Among people deceased in 1928, Thomas Hardy ranks 14Before him are Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Johannes Fibiger, Theodore William Richards, Zhang Zuolin, and Franz Stuck. After him are Italo Svevo, Giovanni Giolitti, Myrtle Corbin, Stjepan Radić, Antonio Abetti, and Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 610 out of 8,785Before him are Norman Angell (1872), James III of Scotland (1451), Philip Sclater (1829), William Dampier (1651), Fred Perry (1909), and Louis Wain (1860). After him are James II of Scotland (1430), Nigel Mansell (1953), Brian Epstein (1934), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), and John le Carré (1931).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Hardy ranks 70Before him are Beatrix Potter (1866), Walter Raleigh (1554), A. J. Cronin (1896), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), and Eleanor Marx (1855). After him are John le Carré (1931), Tony Buzan (1942), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edgar Wallace (1875), John Bunyan (1628), and Julian Barnes (1946).