The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

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Book Condition: Fine

Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the novel. The native is Clym Yeobright, who comes home from a cosmopolitan life in Paris. He; his cousin Thomasin; her fiancé, Damon Wildeve; and the willful Eustacia Vye are the protagonists in a tale of doomed love, passion, alienation, and melancholy as Hardy brilliantly explores that theme so familiar throughout his fiction: the diabolical role of chance in determining the course of a life.

Title: The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

Author: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Illustrator: Parker, Agnes Miller

Categories: Easton Press, Leather-Bound, British & Irish,

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2280926