Due to limitations imposed by the pandemic, we ask that you place no more than 20 holds per card.

The return of the native

Book Cover
Average Rating
Mattituck, N.Y. : Aeonian Press, 1912.
Physical Desc:
371 pages ; 23 cm.
Lexile measure:
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...her? No lady would rove about the heath at all hours of the day and night as she does. But that's not all of it. There was something queer between her and Thomasin's husband at one time--I am as sure of it as that I stand here.' 'Eustacia has told me. He did pay her a little attention a year ago; but there's no harm in that. I like her all the better.' 'Clym, ' said his mother with firmness, 'I have no proofs against her, unfortunately. But if she makes you a good wife, there has never been a bad one. 'Believe me, you are almost exasperating, ' said Yeobright vehemently. 'And this very day I had intended to arrange a meeting between you. But you give me no peace; you try to thwart my wishes in everything.' 'I hate the thought of any son of mine marrying badly I wish I had never lived to see this; it is too much for me--it is more than I thought ' She turned to the window. Her breath was coming quickly, and her lips were pale, parted, and trembling. 'Mother, ' said Clym, 'whatever you do, you will always be dear to me--that you know. 'But one thing I have a right to say, which is, that at my age I am old enough to know what is best for me.' Mrs. Yeobright remained for some time silent and shaken, as if she could say no more. Then she replied, 'Best? Is it best for you to injure your prospects for such a voluptuous, idle woman as that? Don't you see that by the very fact of your choosing her you prove that you do not know what is best for you? You give up your whole thought--you set your whole soul--to please a woman.' 'I do. And that woman is you.' 'How can you treat me so flippantly ' said his mother, turning again to him with a tearful look. 'You are unnatural, Clym, and I did not expect it.' 1 Very likely, ' said he cheerlessly. 'You did not know...
Also in This Series
Call Number
Old Saybrook/Acton Adult Fiction
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 10.2, 42 Points
Lexile measure:


Clym Yeobright, tired of Paris city life, returns to Egdon Heath to open a school. There he marries a pleasure-loving girl and tragedy follows.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Hardy, T. (1912). The return of the native. Mattituck, N.Y.: Aeonian Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. 1912. The Return of the Native. Mattituck, N.Y.: Aeonian Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928, The Return of the Native. Mattituck, N.Y.: Aeonian Press, 1912.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas. The Return of the Native. Mattituck, N.Y.: Aeonian Press, 1912. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJan 04, 2020 03:25:39 AM
Last File Modification TimeJan 04, 2020 03:32:56 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeAug 10, 2020 10:35:03 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01085nam 2200301 a 4500
008000126s1912    nyu           000 1 eng d
1001 |a Hardy, Thomas,|d 1840-1928,|e author.
650 0|a Marriage|v Fiction.
651 0|a England|x Social life and customs|y 19th century|v Fiction.
651 0|a Wessex (England)|v Fiction.
020 |a 0884115615
520 |a Clym Yeobright, tired of Paris city life, returns to Egdon Heath to open a school. There he marries a pleasure-loving girl and tragedy follows.
264 1|a Mattituck, N.Y. :|b Aeonian Press,|c 1912.
300 |a 371 pages ;|c 23 cm.
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
24514|a The return of the native /|c by Thomas Hardy.
035 |a (IMchF)fol05715033
040 |a ICrlF|b eng|c ICrlF|d ICrlF
043 |a e-uk-en
08204|a 823/.8|2 21
998 |e -|d a |a os
907 |a .b22624326
945 |y .i47433553|i 33520000285898|l osaf|s -|h |u 7|x 0|w 0|v 5|t 2|z 04-24-13|o -|a F HARDY