Iza Duffus Hardy
|Born||11 October 1850|
|Died||30 August 1922 (aged 71)|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Duffus Hardy |
Mary Anne Hardy
Iza Duffus Hardy (11 October 1850 – 30 August 1922) was a prolific British novelist and travel writer, associated with the pre-Raphaelite artistic community.
Iza Duffus Hardy was born in Enfield, the daughter of archivist Sir Thomas Duffus Hardy (1804–1878) and author Mary Anne Hardy (1824–1891). She was "educated chiefly at home", by her parents. She was distantly related to the novelist Thomas Hardy, who referred to her as "my very remote consanguinean" in a personal notebook in 1886.
Hardy was a prolific novelist and short story writer. Books by Hardy include Not Easily Jealous (1872), Between Two Fires (1873), For the Old Love's Sake (1875), Glencairn (1877), Only a Love-Story (1877), A Broken Faith (1878), Friend and Lover (1880), Love, Honour, and Obey (1881), The Love that He Passed By (1884), Hearts or Diamonds? (1885), The Westhorpe Mystery (1886), The Girl He Did Not Marry (1887), Love In Idleness (1887), A New Othello (1890), A Woman's Loyalty (1893), In the Springtime of Love (1895), MacGilleroy's Millions (1900), The Lesser Evil (1901), Man, Woman, and Fate (1902), The Master of Madrono Hills (1904), A Trap of Fate (1906), and The Silent Watchers (1910). Her shorter works, comprising stories, sketches, and serialized versions of her novels, appeared in Tinsley's Magazine, London Society, Belgravia, The Gentleman's Magazine, and The Strand Magazine.
Hardy and her mother traveled to the United States several times, touring the South, the West, and Florida, and visiting with prominent Americans including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes. She wrote about her travels in Between Two Oceans (1884) and Oranges and Alligators (1886).
Hardy lived in Maida Vale for much of her adult life. She received a government pension after her mother's death, in recognition of her father's career in the Public Record Office. She was skilled at needlework and other handcrafts. She was briefly engaged to American poet Joaquin Miller, during his time in London in 1873. She died in a Paddington nursing home in 1922, aged 71 years. Ford Madox Brown's 1872 portrait of Hardy is in the collection of Birmingham Museums. Two letters by Hardy to Lucy Madox Brown Rossetti are in the Sheila and Terry Meyers Collection of Swinburneiana at the College of William & Mary.
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- Hardy, Iza Duffus. (1872). Not easily jealous; a novel. Collection of British authors,v. 1256-1257. Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1877). For the old love's sake, by the author of 'Not easily jealous'. by I.D. Hardy. London: A. H. Moxon.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1877). Glencairn. Hurst.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1877). Only a love-story. London: Hurst and Blackett.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1878). A broken faith: In three volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1880). Friend and lover.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus. (1884). Love, honour, and obey ... London: F.V. White & co.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1904). The Love that He Passed By, Etc. Digby, Long & Company.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1887). The girl he did not marry. F. V. White & Company.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus. (1887). Love in idleness; the story of a winter in Florida. London: White.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1890). A new Othello. F. V. White & Company.
- "The Master of Madrono Hills". The Bookman. 27: 14. Christmas 1904.
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- Hardy, Iza Duffus (November 1883). "A Trip to Blackwell's Island". Tinsley's Magazine. 33: 474–479.
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- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1893). "In the Shadow of the Sierras". The Strand Magazine. 5: 435–445.
- Fant, Jennie Holton (2019-02-27). Sojourns in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865–1947: From the Ruins of War to the Rise of Tourism. Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-61117-940-8.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus (1906). "Pike's Peak and the Garden of the Gods". In Singleton, Esther (ed.). Greatest Wonders of the World. Christian Herald. pp. 263–267.
- Ayad, Sara (6 February 2020). "Iza Duffus Hardy: a forgotten author who mixed with the Pre-Raphaelites". Art UK. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus. (1884). Between two oceans, or, Sketches of American travel. London: Hurst and Blackett.
- Hardy, Iza Duffus. (1887). Oranges and alligators. London: Ward and Downey.
- "Correspondence: Hardy, Iza". Sheila and Terry Meyers Collection of Swinburneiana, College of William & Mary. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
- Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 1901. p. 58.
- Twain, Mark (1997). Mark Twain's Letters, Volume 5. University of California Press. pp. 408, note 14. ISBN 978-0-520-20822-3.
- Madox Brown, Ford (1872). "Portrait of Miss Iza Duffus Hardy". Birmingham Museums. Retrieved 2021-04-18.