The Return of the Native
By (author) Thomas Hardy
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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Book DescriptionThis fine novel sets in opposition two of Thomas Hardy s most unforgettable creations: his heroine, the sensuous, free-spirited Eustacia Vye, and the solemn, majestic stretch of upland in Dorsetshire he called Egdon Heath. The famous opening reveals the haunting power of that dark, forbidding moor where proud Eustacia fervently awaits a clandestine meeting with her lover, Damon Wildeve. But Eustacia s dreams of escape are not to be realized neither Wildeve nor the returning native Clym Yeobright can bring her salvation. Injured by forces beyond their control, Hardy s characters struggle vainly in the net of destiny. In the end, only the face of the lonely heath remains untouched by fate in this masterpiece of tragic passion, a tale that perfectly epitomizes the author s own unique and melancholy genius."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553212693
(178mm x 108mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy, whose writing immortalized the Wessex countryside and dramatized his sense of the inevitable tragedy of life, was born at Upper Bockhampton, near Stinsford in Dorset in 1840, the eldest child of a prosperous stonemason. As a youth he trained as an architect and in 1862 obtained a post in London. During his time he began seriously to write poetry, which remained his first literary love and his last. In 1867-68, his first novel was refused publication, but "Under the Greenwood Tree" (1872), his first Wessex novel, did well enough to convince him to continue writing. In 1874, Far from the Maddening Crowd, published serially and anonymously in the "Cornhill Magazine," became a great success. Hardy married Emma Gifford in 1878, and in 1885 they settled at Max Gate in Dorchester, where he lived the rest of his life. There he had wrote The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). With Tess, Hardy clashed with the expectations of his audience; a storm of abuse broke over the infidelity and obscenity of this great novel he had subtitled A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented. Jude the Obscure aroused even greater indignation and was denounced as pornography. Hardy s disgust at the reaction to Jude led him to announce in 1869 that he would never write fiction ever again. He published "Wessex Poems" in 1898, "Poems of the Past and Present" in 1901, and from 1903 to 1908, The Dynast, a huge drama in which Hardy s conception of the Immanent Will, implicit in the tragic novels, is most clearly stated. In 1912 Hardy s wife, Emma died. The marriage was childless and had been a troubled one, but in the years after her death, Hardy memorialized her in several poems. At seventy-four he married his longtime secretary, Florence Dugdale, herself a writer of children s books and articles, with whom he live happily until his death in 1928. His heart was buried in the Wessex Countryside; his ashes were placed next to Charles Dickens s in the Poet s Corner of Westminster Abbey."
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