The Return of the Native

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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2000
Product Number: EB00162683
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679641520
Publisher: Modern Library
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Description

The Return of the Native combines all of the great themes of Thomas Hardy's works. Wonderful descriptions of the English countryside underscore a rural tale of doomed love, passion, and melancholy. The novel opens with the famous portrait of Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called 'the real stuff of tragedy' of the book. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, innkeepers, sons, mothers, and lovers that populate the novel. The 'native' is Clym Yeobright, coming home from a successful, cosmopolitan life in Paris, a place far removed from the unforgiving landscape of Egdon Heath. He finds that his cousin, Thomasin, is about to marry Damon Wildeve, a rakish and confused man with a lover, Eustacia Vye, whom he cannot forget. Eustacia is willful, ambitious, and dangerously alluring. Hardy describes her as 'the raw material of a divinity. . . . She had Pagan eyes, full of nocturnal mysteries.' As the characters are drawn together, they scheme and maneuver, often under the eye of Diggory Venn, the reddleman whose relentless virtue must find its reward at the violent climax of the novel. The Return of the Native was first published in Belgravia magazine in twelve parts in 1878 and revised by Hardy in 1895 and in 1912, when he produced the definitive Wessex Edition of all of his novels. Described on publication by Harper's magazine as 'delightful reading,' it has retained its power to move and absorb the reader and stands with The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure among the finest of Hardy's works.

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CD
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Patrick Tull
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number C2014
Released: Jun 06, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402544637
eAudio
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Patrick Tull
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number Z2283
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449883638
eBook
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00051375
Released: Aug 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781490600093
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00795066
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486160344
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00155817
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780553905564
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00638899
Released: Mar 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504034593
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00684412
Released: Aug 31, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772753615
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Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Product Number EB00612326
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781987955651
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Patrick Tull
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 3A683
Released: Jan 25, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419332609
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Narrator(s): Patrick Tull
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 3C220
Released: Feb 22, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419332623
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Thomas Hardy
Genre: Classics, Romance
Product Number 14329
Released: May 12, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553212693

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