The Return of The Native (Google eBook)
The native of Thomas Hardy's 1878 novel "The Return of the Native" is Clym (Clement) Yeobright, a young man who gives a successful career as a diamond merchant in Paris to return to his native Egdon Heath to become a Schoolmaster and to help educate poor and ignorant children. Clym's character is contrasted by Eustacia Vye, a beautiful young woman who longs to escape Egdon Heath for a more glamorous life elsewhere. Hearing of Clym's return she pursues him with hopes of him taking her away to that more glamorous life which she seeks. A captivating novel of the Victorian era, Hardy's "The Return of the Native" dramatically underscores the idea that regardless of our desires, in the end we are truly helpless to escape our destiny.
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Review: The Return of the NativeUser Review - Roya - Goodreads
I had nightmares, and slightly more neutral dreams featuring characters from this book- so I have no idea if it's a five or a one. Read full review
Review: The Return of the NativeUser Review - La pointe de la sauce - Goodreads
The relentless pursuit of fate and time until Eustacia is ultimately crushed under the merciless pen of Thomas Hardy. Read full review