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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy. 'Do I desire unreasonably much in wanting what is called life - music, poetry, passion, war, and all the beating and pulsing that is going on in the great arteries of the world?' 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 Retun of the Native" illustrates the tragic potential of romantic illusion and how its protagonists fail to recognize their opportunities to control their own destinies. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141199740
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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“The Return of the Native”

A book about love, devotion and ambition. Read this book for the beautiful descriptions of the changing seasons and the natural worlrd which surround Hardy's characters. This is one of my favourite Thomas... More

Paperback edition
19th February 2008
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“The Return of the Native”

A story about love, devotion and ambition. Read this book for the beautiful discriptions of the changing seasons and the natural world which surround Hardy's characters. I think The Return of the Native is one... More

Paperback edition
19th February 2008
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