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Max Gate is the former home of Thomas Hardy in Dorchester, Dorset.

Hardy designed and lived in Max Gate from 1885 until his death in 1928. It was here that he wrote Tess of the d’UrbervillesJude the Obscure, and The Mayor of Casterbridge, as well as much of his poetry.

The house contains several pieces of Hardy’s furniture, and a garden kept much as it was designed.

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