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The best orator in Roman historical past, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of many republic's leader supporters all through his existence, guided through profound political views that illuminated his correspondence with either shut neighbors and robust aristocrats. A chronicle of a crumbling civilization in the course of the period while the republic disintegrated and was once changed by means of despotism, his Letters painting an international ruled through characters who've in view that received nearly mythic prestige - together with Pompey, Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony. no matter if describing the vagaries of warfare, the cave in of Roman society, his liked republic, or his personal own family dramas, all compellingly mirror the advanced character of an honourable and selfless guy whose refusal to compromise finally fee him his existence.

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1908 Hardy publishes the third and final section of The Dynasts. 1912 Macmillan publishes the definitive Wessex Edition of Hardy舗s writings. Hardy receives the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature. Emma Hardy dies, inspiring the highly personal Poems of 1912舒13. 1914 Hardy marries his longtime secretary, Florence Dugdale. The onset of World War I seems to confirm Hardy舗s tragic philosophy of life, most recently dramatized in the The Dynasts and depicted in much of his poetry and fiction.

1850 Jemima enrolls her son at school in Dorchester, where for the next six years he studies under a distinguished local schoolmaster, Isaac Last; he will begin the study of Latin at the age of twelve. 1856 Hardy is awarded an apprenticeship to Dorchester architect John Hicks. He studies Greek and other subjects in his free time and develops a close friendship with Horace Moule, a university-educated vicar舗s son who becomes his mentor. 1862 Hardy leaves Dorset to work for a prominent architect, Arthur Blomfield, in London.

Some early reviewers compare the little-known author to George Eliot, generally considered England舗s greatest living novelist. Hardy and Emma Gifford marry in London and travel to France for their honeymoon (no children will be born to the couple). Over the next four years Hardy and his wife will live in several locations in Dorset, Somerset, and London. 1878 The Return of the Native, set in the immediate environs of Hardy舗s birthplace, is published, marking Hardy舗s debut as a tragic novelist. The novel elicits mixed reviews, with some critics now recognizing him as one of England舗s leading writers.

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