Return of the Native (Diversion Classics)

Return of the Native (Diversion Classics)

by Thomas Hardy
Return of the Native (Diversion Classics)

Return of the Native (Diversion Classics)

by Thomas Hardy



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One of Hardy’s most popular and controversial novels, Return of the Native explores tragedy and romance with a vivacity that is his alone.

Young beauty Eustacia Vye longs for the lively city of Paris and, by association, Clym Yeobright, the Egdon Heath native returning from the city’s irresistible glow. Though the two have feelings for one another, Eustacia also harbors an infatuation with her former lover, Damon Wildeve, who is to marry the innocent Thomasin Yeobright.

Damon, though about to be married, is still in love with her. Eustacia, hoping it will lead to an escape from Egdon Heath, marries Clym, forever impacting the future of everyone tangled in her romantic web.

An intricate and catastrophic tale of love lost, and a masterpiece by a true master of the novel.

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682307687
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: Diversion Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.

Date of Birth:

June 2, 1840

Date of Death:

January 11, 1928

Place of Birth:

Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England

Place of Death:

Max Gate, Dorchester, England


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