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The Resource The return of the native, Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tony Slade ; with an introduction by Penny Boumelha

The return of the native, Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tony Slade ; with an introduction by Penny Boumelha

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The return of the native
Title
The return of the native
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tony Slade ; with an introduction by Penny Boumelha
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Language
eng
Summary
"In his timeless story of two pairs of mismatched lovers, The Return of the Native sets romantic idealism as a destructive counterpoint to reality and disillusionment." "Against the lowering background of Egdon Heath, fiery Eustacia Vye passes her days, wishing only for passionate love. She believes that her escape from Egdon lies in marriage to Clym Yeobright, home from Paris and discontented with his work there. But Clym wishes to return to the Egdon community; a desire which sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair" "In the Introduction to this new edition, Penny Boumelha identifies the literary and classical allusions in Hardy's text, in particular the parallels with Flaubert's Madame Bovary and with the Oedipus story. In doing so she demonstrates Hardy's claim for tragic status for ordinary human lives and the ways that the characters in the novel - especially the ill-fated lovers and Damon Wildeve - spoil their chances to master their own destinies."--Jacket
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Summary
A young beauty who feels trapped living in the country with her grandfather plots her escape with a dashing suitor. But her plans are shaken when a handsome local man returns from Paris, hoping to make her his bride. Torn by her passion for two men, and a dream she will never abandon, Eustacia Vye learns that fate holds all the answers
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Pace
Tone
Writing style
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032421
Cataloging source
HCO
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1840-1928
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Hardy, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
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1040
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gatrell, Simon
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Married people
  • Adultery
  • Mate selection
  • Heathlands
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Wessex (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The return of the native, Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tony Slade ; with an introduction by Penny Boumelha
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxvii-xxxviii)
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000021377400
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 449 pages
Isbn
9780140435184
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The return of the native, Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tony Slade ; with an introduction by Penny Boumelha
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxvii-xxxviii)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000021377400
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 449 pages
Isbn
9780140435184
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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