The Return of the Native - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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'To be loved to madness - such was her great desire' Eustacia Vye criss-crosses the wild Egdon Heath, eager to experience life to the full in her quest for 'music, poetry, passion, war'. She marries Clym Yeobright, native of the heath, but his idealism frustrates her romantic ambitions and her discontent draws others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness. Early readers responded to Hardy's 'insatiably observant' descriptions of the heath, a setting that for D. H. Lawrence provided the 'real stuff of tragedy'. For modern readers, the tension between the mythic setting of the heath and the modernity of the characters challenges our freedom to shape the world as we wish; like Eustacia, we may not always be able to live our dreams. This edition has a critically established text based on the manuscript and first edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537044
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 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

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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

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