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Thomas Gray - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Thomas Gray

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
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Thomas Gray   (1716 - 1771)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  December 16, 1716
Cornhill, London, England
 
Died:  July 30, 1771
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
 
Related authors:
Thomas Hardy
 
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Thomas Gray - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/16/1751     Gray, Hardy, Rusticity
On this day in 1751, Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" was published. Gray was a reclusive gentleman-poet and he did not write many poems, but this tribute to the humble life brought him immediate fame and the offer of the poet laureateship; it also became the most reprinted poem of the 18th century, one which Thomas Hardy would love and borrow from for his title, "Far From the Madding Crowd."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Blake's Water-Colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray
by William Blake, Thomas Gray
anthology, poetry, illustrations
 
Thomas Gray: Selected Poems
by Thomas Gray, John Heath-Stubbs (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Consolation of Otherness: The Male Love Elegy in Milton, Gray and Tennyson
by Matthew Curr
biography, criticism
 
The Poet Without a Name: Gray's Elegy and the Problem of History
by Henry Weinfield
literary history
 
Thomas Gray: A Life
by Robert L. Mack
biography
 
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of The Bard, Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard (and other poems), Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, and The Thomas Gray (1716-1771) Annotated Texts, edited by Alexander Huber.
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