Timeline

Important dates in Hardy's life.

1840 Born 2nd June; Emma Born 24th November

 

 

 Timeline

1848 School established by Julia Augusta Martin
1849 School in Dorchester
1856-61 Articled to John Hicks
1862-7 Working for Arthur Blomfleld in London
1867-70 Returned to Dorset - employed by Hicks & his succesor Hickmay on Church Restoration
1868 Completed draft of 'The Poor Man & The Lady'
1870 Sent by Crickmay to St. Juliot - Met Emma
1871 Desparate Remedies
1872 Under The Greenwood Tree
1873 A Pair of Blue Eyes
1874 Far From The Madding Crowd (Serial Form);
Married Emma Lavinia Gifford on 17th September;
Took rooms in Surbiton
1876 The Hand of Ethelberta;
Moved to Sturminster Newton
1878 The Return Of The Native
Moved back to London
1880 The Trumpet Major
1881 A Laodicean;
House in Wimborne Minster
1882 Two On A Tower
1883 Moved back to Dorchester;
Work began On Max Gate in November
1885 Moved into Max Gate 29th June
1886 The Mayor of Casterbridge
1887 The Woodlanders
1888 Wessex Tales
1891 A Group Of Noble Dames;
Tess of The d'Ubervilles
1892 Death of his father
1894 Life's Little Ironies
1895/6 Jude The Obscure
1897 The Well-Beloved
1898 Wessex Poems
1902 Poems Of The Past And The Present
1903 The Dynasts Part 1
1904 Death of his mother
1905 The Dynasts Part 2
1908 The Dynasts Part 3
1909 Time's Laughingstocks
1910 Awarded The Order Of Merit
1912 Emma Died - 27th November
1913 A Changed Man And Other Tales;
In March revisited St. Juliot
1914 Satires Of Circumstance
Married Florence Dugdale
1917 Moments Of Vision
1922 Late Lyrics And Earlier
1923 The Famous Tragedy Of The Queen Of Cornwall
1925 Human Shows
1928 Died 11th January;
Winter Words
1931 Florence died
1952 Our Exploits At West Poley first published in UK.