The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy
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The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Tempestuous Eustacia Vye passes her days dreaming of passionate love and the escape it may bring from the small community of Egdon Heath. Hearing that Clym Yeobright is to return from Paris, she sets her heart on marrying him, believing that through him she can leave rural life and find fulfilment elsewhere. But she is to be disappointed, for Clym has dreams of his own, and they have little in common with Eustacia’s. Their unhappy marriage causes havoc in the lives of those close to them, in particular Damon Wildeve, Eustacia’s former lover, Clym’s mother and his cousin Thomasin. The Return of the Native illustrates the tragic potential of romantic illusion and how its protagonists fail to recognize their opportunities to control their own destinies.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014462976
Publisher: A & L eBooks
Publication date: 04/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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

Education:

Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

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The Return of the Native (Norton Critical Edition) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Kiss your hand three times post this on three other books and look under your pillow
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Whateves i witnessed it jerk! I watched as they kissed and alex sat on dylans stomach and whatever they did next. So there "ape"ril!