The Return of the Native (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction
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The central figure of this novel is the returning "native," Clym Yeobright, and his love for the beautiful but capricious Eustacia Vye.
  

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

I am currently finishing an essay on this novel, and as such, writing a review is the last thing I want to do. My poor, poor fingers... In short: Victorian soap opera with unexpectedly gorgeous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

This book really deserves 3.5 stars, because there is a lot of clever writing, lots of phrases that I underlined and read outloud to my husband. Thomas Hardy, he knows how to turn a phrase. It's not 4 ... Read full review

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Contents

I
7
II
9
III
12
IV
25
V
28
VI
35
VII
43
VIII
47
XXVI
129
XXVII
137
XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840, in Higher Bockhampton, England. The eldest child of Thomas and Jemima, Hardy studied Latin, French, and architecture in school. He also became an avid reader. Upon graduation, Hardy traveled to London to work as an architect's assistant under the guidance of Arthur Bloomfield. He also began writing poetry. How I Built Myself a House, Hardy's first professional article, was published in 1865. Two years later, while still working in the architecture field, Hardy wrote the unpublished novel The Poor Man and the Lady. During the next five years, Hardy wrote Desperate Remedies, Under the Greenwood Tree, and a Pair of Blue Eyes. In 1873, Hardy decided it was time to relinquish his architecture career and concentrate on writing full-time. In September 1974, his first book as a full-time author, Far From the Madding Crowd, appeared serially. After publishing more than two dozen novels, one of the last being Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Hardy returned to writing poetry--his first love. Some of Hardy's volumes of poetry include Poems of the Past and Present, The Dynasts: Part One, Two, and Three, Time's Laughingstocks, and The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall. From 1833 until his death, Hardy lived in a house in Dorchester, England. The house, Max Gate, was designed by Hardy, who also supervised its' construction. Thomas Hardy died on January 11, 1928. His ashes were buried in Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey.

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