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The Return of the Native (Signet Classics)

The Return of the Native (Signet Classics)
Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN 13: 9780451531124
ISBN 10: 451531124
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 2008-12-02
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $6.95

The native of the title is Clym Yeobright, who returns to the area from the bright society of Paris and, as any reader of Hardy knows, all is not smooth. He is quickly taken by and marries the one woman he should not--Eustacia Vye. The suffering that follows is mitigated somewhat by the ending.


A collection of Hardy's poetry and non-fiction prose, containing some 200 of his familiar and less-familiar shorter poems organized by theme, as well as Hardy's own prefaces to volumes of his poems, and his essays on fiction, on the "Dorsetshire laborer," and on an 18th- century execution. Includes explanatory notes, and a brief overview of Hardy's life and work. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.