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The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy Author · Tony Slade Editor

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THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE was written towards the beginning of Hardy's career as a novelist and can be considered one of his most representative works. In this novel, Hardy's tragic vision is powerfully and narrowly focussed on Egdon Heath and the men and women who live on it. Set against the backdrop of the Heath and the impersonal and eternal forces it represents, the fates of Eustacia Vye, Diggory Venn, Clym Yeobright - the returning 'native' - and others are inexorably played out.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Edition:
2
Publication Date:
1999

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Thomas Hardy (Author)

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset in 1840 and became an apprentice architect at the age of sixteen. He spent his twenties in London, where he wrote his first poems. In 1867 Hardy returned to his native Dorset, whose rugged landscape was a great sour...

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Tony Slade (Annotator)

Patricia Ingham is Senior Research Fellow and Reader at St Anne's College, Oxford. She has written on the Victorian novel and on Hardy in particular. she is the General Editor of all Hardy's fiction in the Penguin Classics and has edited Gaskell's...

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Tony Slade (Editor)

Patricia Ingham is Senior Research Fellow and Reader at St Anne's College, Oxford. She has written on the Victorian novel and on Hardy in particular. she is the General Editor of all Hardy's fiction in the Penguin Classics and has edited Gaskell's...

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Creators

Author :
Thomas Hardy
Author of introduction, etc. :
Penny Boumelha
Annotator :
Tony Slade
Editor :
Tony Slade
Other :
Patricia Ingham
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