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The return of the native (New ed.)

By: Hardy, Thomas Gatrell, Simon(Edited by)

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Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199537046 / 9780199537044
Paperback
823.8
14/08/2008
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England
Classics
20 cm xlvi, 441 p.
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200213, Points 42.00, Book Level 10.20,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This ed. originally published: 2005.

'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.

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