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    The Return of the Native (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas Hardy, Edited by Tony Slade, Notes by Tony Slade, Introduction by Penny Boumelha, Preface by Patricia Ingham

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    DescriptionThomas Hardy's tragic vision of a love struggling to overcome prejudice and rejection, "The Return of the Native" is edited in "Penguin Classics" with an introduction by Penny Bouhmelha. Against the lowering background of Egdon Heath, fiery Eustacia Vye passes her days, wishing only for passionate love. She believes that her escape from Egdon lies in marriage to Clym Yeobright, home from Paris and discontented with his work there. But Clym wishes to return to the Egdon community; a desire which sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair. Based on the first edition of the text, this edition includes detailed notes of later revisions made by Hardy, glossary, bibliography and useful chronology of author's life. In her introduction Penny Bouhmelha identifies the literary and classical allusions in Hardy's text, in particular the parallels with Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and with the "Oedipus" story. In so doing she demonstrates Hardy's claim for tragic status for ordinary human lives and the ways that the characters in the novel - especially the ill-fated lovers and Damon Wildeve - spoil their chances to master their own destinies. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), born Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, originally trained as an architect before earning his living as a writer. Though he saw himself primarily as a poet, Hardy was the author of some of the late eighteenth century's major novels: "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (1891), "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), and "Jude the Obscure" (1895). Amidst the controversy caused by Jude the Obscure, he turned to the poetry he had been writing all his life. In the next thirty years he published over nine hundred poems and his epic drama in verse, "The Dynasts". If you enjoyed "The Return of the Native", you might like Anne Bronte's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The greatest tragic writer among the English novelists." (Virginia Woolf).


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    Title
    The Return of the Native
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Hardy, Edited by Tony Slade, Notes by Tony Slade, Introduction by Penny Boumelha, Preface by Patricia Ingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140435184
    ISBN 10: 0140435182
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    B&T Approval Code: C25104001
    LC classification: PR4747.A2 W66 1978, PR4747.A2
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was a prolific novelist and poet whose works include 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' and 'Jude the Obscure'. Penny Bouhmelha is Professor of English at the University of Adelaide and has published work on Hardy and women.