The return of the native
(CD Audiobook)

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Published:
Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Media, 2009.
Format:
CD Audiobook
Physical Desc:
11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lexile measure:
1040L
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Description
One of Thomas Hardy's classic statements about modern love, courtship, and marriage, The Return of the Native is set in the pastoral village of Egdon Heath. The fiery Eustacia Vye, wishing only for passionate love, believes that her escape from Egdon lies in her marriage to Clym Yeobright, the returning "native," home from Paris and discontented with his work there. Clym wishes to remain in Egdon, however--a desire that sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair. Surrounding them are Clym's mother, who is strongly opposed to his marriage; Damon Wildeve, who is in love with Eustacia but married to Clym's cousin Thomasin; and the oddly ambiguous observer Diggory Venn, whose frustrated love for Thomasin turns him into either a guardian angel or a jealous manipulator--or perhaps both. This stew of curdled love and conflicting emotions can only boil over into tragedy, and the book's darkly ironic ending marks it as both a classically Victorian novel and a forerunner of the modernist fiction that followed it.
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Hamden/Miller Adult Talking Book CD
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Language:
English
ISBN:
1400145074, 9781400145072
Lexile measure:
1040

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General Note
Unabridged.
General Note
Includes companion ebook.
Participants/Performers
Read by Simon Vance
Description
In The Return of the Native, his timeless story of two pairs of mismatched lovers, Thomas Hardy sets romantic idealism as a destructive counterpoint to reality and disillusionment.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hardy, T., & Vance, S. (2009). The return of the native. Old Saybrook, CT: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 and Simon. Vance. 2009. The Return of the Native. Old Saybrook, CT: Tantor Media.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 and Simon. Vance, The Return of the Native. Old Saybrook, CT: Tantor Media, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hardy, Thomas, and Simon Vance. The Return of the Native. Old Saybrook, CT: Tantor Media, 2009.

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.
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