Thomas Hood

One of the lesser-known 19th-century English poets, Thomas Hood is known for his poetry collections, Whims and Oddities (1826), The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies (1827), and Whimsicalities (1844). He also wrote a novel entitled Tylney Hall which was published in 1834. Popular for his humorous poetry, Hood gradually shifted to writing serious and sentimental poetry in his later life. Explore some of his greatest poems below.