A significant Victorian Realist author, he’s remembered for Tess from the d’Urbervilles, Definately not the Madding Audience, and various other novels. Also a substantial poet, he released Moments of Eyesight, Satires of Situation, and Winter Words and phrases in a variety of Moods and Metres, among various other series. He was the kid of the stonemason and proved helpful for a while as an architect’s apprentice before their studies at King’s University, London. He dictated a poem to his second wife while he was on his deathbed. He was wedded to Emma Lavinia Gifford until her loss of life. Afterwards, he wed Florence Dugdale. His function inspired the literary advancement of writer D.H. Lawrence.