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The return of the native; an authoritative text, background [and] criticism.

Author: Thomas Hardy; James Jack Gindin
Publisher: New York, Norton [1969]
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Story of Egdon Heath and Eustacia Vye in late nineteenth century Wessex, England.

Set in the vast, brooding heathlands of England, it lays bare the frailties of human love.

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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; James Jack Gindin
OCLC Number: 833
Description: viii, 500 pages 22 cm.
Contents: The text of The return of the native --
A map of Egdon Heath --
The return of the native --
Background --
Composition, publication, and scholarship : publication of the novel / Richard L. Purdy --
Composition and revision of the novel / John Paterson --
Scholarship on the novel / Carl J. Weber --
Hardy's life and opinions --
From Hardy's autobiography : On The return of the native --
Philosophical ideas in fiction --
Letters to Alfred-Noyes --
On fiction and art --
From life and art by Thomas Hardy : The profitable reading of fiction --
Candour in English fiction --
The science of fiction --
On English marriage laws --
On writers and the state --
Hardy's poems : By the barrows --
The moth-signal --
The Roman road --
On a heath --
The sheep boy --
The bride-night fire --
The night of the dance --
The pedestrian --
A meeting with despair --
To the moon --
At moonrise and onwards --
Nobody comes --
Hardy and folklore --
Criticism --
Hardy's contemporary critics : The Athenaeum, November 23, 1878 --
The Athenaeum, November 30, 1878 --
The Saturday Review, January 4, 1879 --
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, March, 1879 --
Harper's New Monthly Magazine New York, March 1879 --
Critical essays --
The psychology of the characters / D.H. Lawrence --
Why the novel matters / D.H. Lawrence --
The structure of The return of the native / Joseph Warren Beach --
Hardy's faults as a novelist / Frank Chapman --
Hardy's philosophic metaphors / Allen Tate --
Hardy and T.S. Eliot / Katherine Anne Porter --
The traditional basis of Thomas Hardy's fiction / Donald Davidson --
Hardy's use of literary convention / Lord David Cecil --
Pessimism in The return of the native / Harvey Curtis Webster --
Philosophy, image, and language in Hardy's fiction / John Holloway --
Clym Yeobright and Egdon Heath / George Wing --
Action and character in The return of the native / Charles Child Walcutt.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Edited by James Gindin.

Abstract:

Story of Egdon Heath and Eustacia Vye in late nineteenth century Wessex, England.

Set in the vast, brooding heathlands of England, it lays bare the frailties of human love.

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