To which author does this sentence refer?
- Edgar Allan Poe
- Bram Stoker
- Wilkie Collins
- Thomas Hardy
The answer is #4. Thomas Hardy.
I did not know he wrote a couple of potboilers for cash before he graduated into Tess-and-Mayor-and-Jude land.
Apparently Mr. Hardy’s uncompromising artistry fell victim to a little compromise, at least in his early days.