The return of the native

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The Return of the Native may be Thomas Hardy’s finest writing. His descriptive and lyrical powers are at their height, his evocation of the wilds of Egdon Heath unmatched, his dissection of Eustacia and Clym’s marriage unimpeachable. Perhaps nowhere else is Hardy’s point that the universe is simply indifferent more compellingly made. Winner of the British Spoken Word Publishing Association’s “Talkie Award” for Best Unabridged Classic Recording, this performance was commended by the Financial Times as “right for this tragic story of passion and loss.”
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Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.Return of the nativePrince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2002.
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One of Thomas Hardy's classic statements about modern love, courtship, and marriage, The Return of the Native is set in the pastoral village of Egdon Heath. The fiery Eustacia Vye, wishing only for passionate love, believes that her escape from Egdon lies in her marriage to Clym Yeobright, the returning "native," home from Paris and discontented with his work there. Clym wishes to remain in Egdon, however-a desire that sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair. Surrounding them are Clym's mother, who is strongly opposed to his marriage; Damon Wildeve, who is in love with Eustacia but married to Clym's cousin Thomasin; and the oddly ambiguous observer Diggory Venn, whose frustrated love for Thomasin turns him into either a guardian angel or a jealous manipulator-or perhaps both. This stew of curdled love and conflicting emotions can only boil over into tragedy, and the book's darkly ironic ending marks it as both a classically Victorian novel and a forerunner of the modernist fiction that followed it.
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9781843798149
9781449883638
9781400195077
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9781518948473
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author2-role , 'To be loved to madness - such was her great desire.' The Return of the Native is Hardy's most popular novel. Clym Yeobright is the "native" who returns to Egdon Heath from his studies in Paris. Clym is soon caught up in a troubled relationship with Eustacia Vye, a darkly complicated young woman who hopes to escape her dreary existence on the Heath for an exciting life in Paris. Several other characters as well are soon caught up in a web of deceit, misunderstanding, and misfortune, and the listener wonders which of them will manage to find happiness. The Return of the Native was filmed for television in 1994 starring Catherine Zeta Jones as Eustacia Vye, Clive Owen as Damon Wildeve, Ray Stevenson as Clym Yeobright, and Joan Plowright as Mrs. Yeobright. In 2010, an adaptation of The Return of the Native was directed by Ben Westbrook. It is set in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1930s during The Great Depression. 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Through a series of vivid incidents and encounters, The Return of the Native moves in a relentless drive towards tragedy, as the plans and dreams of the lovers miscarry, defeated by chance, or destiny or self-deception. In their unhappy stories, Hardy gives us a powerful dramatisation of his bleak philosophy, his belief in man's helplessness before the malevolence of the universe., LDR504 LTI 97/04/07 14:56:50ITS56 car 20060418130357 ITS ACPLITS181 SC 20040812092239.0 ITS ARLLDR506 BNEW 01/03/18 12:54:24, Love stories., MWT10077852, MWT10755537, MWT11137460, MWT11885784, Made available through hoopla., Married people, Mate selection, May, Nadia., Midwesteengrda, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Mothers and sons, Narrated by Patrick Tull., New York,Dodd, Mead[1950], OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802, One of Thomas Hardy's classic statements about modern love, courtship, and marriage, The Return of the Native is set in the pastoral village of Egdon Heath. The fiery Eustacia Vye, wishing only for passionate love, believes that her escape from Egdon lies in her marriage to Clym Yeobright, the returning "native," home from Paris and discontented with his work there. Clym wishes to remain in Egdon, however-a desire that sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair. Surrounding them are Clym's mother, who is strongly opposed to his marriage; Damon Wildeve, who is in love with Eustacia but married to Clym's cousin Thomasin; and the oddly ambiguous observer Diggory Venn, whose frustrated love for Thomasin turns him into either a guardian angel or a jealous manipulator-or perhaps both. This stew of curdled love and conflicting emotions can only boil over into tragedy, and the book's darkly ironic ending marks it as both a classically Victorian novel and a forerunner of the modernist fiction that followed it., PR4747.A1 2011b, Parker, Agnes Miller,1895-1980,illustrator., People with visual disabilities, Prince Frederick, Md. :Recorded Books ;[2011], Publisher varies., Read by Nadia May., Read by Nicholas Rowe., Read by Simon Vance., Read by Various Readers., Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager., Returning to Egdon Heath from Paris, Clym Yeobright intends to settle down and improve the lives of his townspeople. But the alluring and mysterious Eustacia Vye has other plans. She believes Clym can provide the cosmopolitan life she craves, if only they return to Paris. 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Dip into a classic work of fiction that many critics regard as one of the novels that helped to usher in the modern era of literature. When it was originally published, Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native rocked Victorian England with its frank discussion of titillating subjects such as out-of-wedlock relationships. Today, the novel offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the mores and moral constraints of a bygone era.

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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Betrayal -- Fiction, Country life -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction, Country life -- Fiction, Courtship -- Fiction, Death -- Fiction, Downloadable audio, Downloadable streaming, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Heathlands -- Fiction, Husband and wife -- Fiction, Married people -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Mate selection -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, People with visual disabilities -- Fiction, Streaming audio, Wessex (England) -- Fiction, Witches -- Fiction
title_display The return of the native
title_full The Return of the Native, The return of the native / Thomas Hardy, The return of the native [electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy, The return of the native [electronic resource] Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928,, The return of the native. With illustrations reproducing drawings for early editions and photographs of contemporary scenes together with an introductory biographical sketch of the author and anecdotal captions by Basil Davenport
title_short The return of the native
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