(VANITY FAIR).”SPY” (WARD, Sir Leslie). (1851-1922).




[London], Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, June 4, 1892.


Thomas Hardy, (1840 – 1928), one of the great English novelists and poets who set much of his work in Wessex, his name for the counties of south western England. He is perhaps most famous for his powerfully visual novels, concerned with the inexorability of human destiny. His works unfold against a rural background drawn as an elegy for vanishing country ways but this also provides a comic aspect as well. By the end of the 19th century, he had gained an international reputation and a wide circle of literary friends.


Chromolithograph of Thomas Hardy, fine condition, mounted, plate: 40 x 25 cm (16 x 10 inches), mounted 55 x 38 cm (21 1/2 x 15 inches).



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