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The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

  • Title: The Return of the Native
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  • ISBN : 9780375757181
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 448 pages


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, an 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


Author Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, OM, was an English author of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural He regarded himself primarily as a poet and composed novels mainly for financial gain The bulk of his work, set mainly in the semi fictional land of Wessex, delineates cha




The Return of the Native Reviews (31)

  • I read a lot of classical books like The Return of the Native and all, and I like them, says Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye I like that Eustacia Vye Catherine Zeta Jones as Eustacia VyeEustacia Vye is a young maid filled with longing for the city of Paris, for new experienc [..]

  • Can you go home again Thomas Hardy asks that simple question in his magnificent novel, The Return of the Nativewritten in 1878set in a vast sparsely populated land in rural England called Edgon Heath Rolling hills, the quiet grasslands and small but valuable shrubs, the furze bush empty except for i [..]

  • From one of Monty Python s albums Commentator Hello, and welcome to Dorchester, where a very good crowd has turned out to watch local boy Thomas Hardy write his new novel The Return Of The Native , on this very pleasant July morning This will be his eleventh novel and the fifth of the very popular W [..]

  • Book Review 5 out of 5 stars to The Return of the Native, a novel written by Thomas Hardy, first published in 1878 and subsequently re issued a few times with additional revisions It s rare for me to give out a full 5 stars, but this book will always hold an extreme and special place in my [..]

  • 4.5 starsThis is a story about misunderstanding, not getting the facts straight and the dangers of presumptuousness Here romance rings hollow and family is a source of strife rather than security.Although the plot borders on Lifetime channel fare and the dialogue can sometimes be overwrought, it s H [..]

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