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Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.

Title The return of the native / Thomas Hardy
Published New York : Open Road Media, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (299 pages)
Contents Title Page; PREFACE; BOOK ONE -- THE THREE WOMEN; 1-A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression; 2-Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble; 3-The Custom of the Country; 4-The Halt on the Turnpike Road; 5-Perplexity among Honest People; 6-The Figure against the Sky; 7-Queen of Night; 8-Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody; 9-Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy; 10-A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion; 11-The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman; BOOK TWO -- THE ARRIVAL; 1-Tidings of the Comer; 2-The People at Blooms-End Make Ready
3-How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream4-Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure; 5-Through the Moonlight; 6-The Two Stand Face to Face; 7-A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness; 8-Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart; BOOK THREE -- THE FASCINATION; 1-"My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"; 2-The New Course Causes Disappointment; 3-The First Act in a Timeworn Drama; 4-An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness; 5-Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues; 6-Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete; 7-The Morning and the Evening of a Day; 8-A New Force Disturbs the Current
5-An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated6-Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter; 7-The Night of the Sixth of November; 8-Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers; 9-Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together; BOOK SIX -- AFTERCOURSES; 1-The Inevitable Movement Onward; 2-Thomasin Walks in a Green Place by the Roman Road; 3-The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin; 4-Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His Vocation; Copyright
BOOK FOUR -- THE CLOSED DOOR1-The Rencounter by the Pool; 2-He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song; 3-She Goes Out to Battle against Depression; 4-Rough Coercion Is Employed; 5-The Journey across the Heath; 6-A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian; 7-The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends; 8-Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil; BOOK FIVE -- THE DISCOVERY; 1-"Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"; 2-A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding; 3-Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning; 4-The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One
Summary The fates of two ill-matched couples intertwine in this poignant masterpiece from one of England's greatest novelists Eustacia Vye is as wild and beautiful as the landscape that surrounds her grandfather's house on Egdon Heath. Dark-haired, tempestuous, and haughty, she yearns to escape her rural corner of England, and believes that by marrying Clym Yeobright, a native of the heath just returned from Paris, she will find the romance and adventure her heart craves. But Clym's interests run in the opposite direction--toward comfort, community, and tradition--and the young couple's happy union soon turns miserable. When a former suitor pays a fateful visit, Eustacia must decide whether to break her vows to Clym or forego her exotic dreams forever. One of Thomas Hardy's most beloved novels, The Return of the Native brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Rich in mythological allusions yet grounded in the hard realities of nineteenth-century village life, it is one of the most heartbreaking tragedies ever told. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-512)
Notes Print version record
Subject Adultery -- Fiction.
Heathlands -- Fiction.
Mate selection -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
People with visual disabilities -- Fiction.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Didactic fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1504034597 (electronic bk.)
9781504034593 (electronic bk.)