A Christmas Ghost Story by Thomas Hardy - Poetry Reading

  • 11 years ago
A Christmas Ghost Story - A poem by Thomas Hardy. About the poem - This is a poem about the Boer war between the British and the Dutch settlers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State, which Hardy thought to be a completely unnecessary exercise. It created a lot of controversies when first published. This poem intended to impress upon people the reality of what was happening to their fellow-countrymen on the other side of the world. About the poet - Thomas Hardy, OM (1840 -- 1928) was an English novelist and poet. He was born in Dorset, England. His poetic work was mostly centered around 'Naturalism'. Despite controversies, Hardy has had a significant influence over modern English poetry. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel.