Events in France in the Period 1789 to 1815: Thomas Hardy and the French Revolutionary Wars

David Cornelius


Folk memory in Southern England from 1789 to 1815 can be seen at its first and most sensitively captured and duly recorded in the several not-so-fictional writings of Thomas Hardy, despite his birth being forty years later. For his novels and tales constitute an extraordinary act of empathy, of the recreation of folk life and of the patriotic jingles of the time.


French Revolution; Thomas Hardy;

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