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The return of the native

Author: Thomas Hardy; Simon Avery
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2013]
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Return of the Native was a radical departure for Thomas Hardy, ushering in his tragic literary vision of the world. Though set in a small space (Egdon Heath in the fictional county of Wessex) and short time (the main action spans a year and a day), the novel addresses the broad social and intellectual upheavals of the Victorian age. Much of this turmoil is embodied in the character of Eustacia Vye, the novel's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Simon Avery
ISBN: 9781554810703 1554810701
OCLC Number: 820108054
Notes: Publisher name from title page verso.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Return of the Native --
Appendix A Prefaces and Maps --
1.The Preface to the 1895 Wessex Novels Edition --
2.The Postscript added to the 1912 Wessex Edition --
3.From the General Preface to the Novels and Poems (1912) --
4.Map of Egdon Heath (1878) --
5.Map of Wessex (1895) --
Appendix B Contemporary Reviews --
1.From The Athenaeum (23 November 1878) --
2.Hardy's response to the Athenaeum review (30 November 1878) --
3.From W.E. Henley, The Academy (30 November 1878) --
4.From the Saturday Review (4 January 1879) --
5.From the Spectator (8 February 1879) --
6.From the New Quarterly Magazine (October 1879) --
7.From Havelock Ellis, "Thomas Hardy's Novels," Westminster Review (April 1883) --
Appendix C Philosophical and Political Contexts --
1.Positivism: from Auguste Comte, System of Positive Polity (1851-54; trans. 1875-76) --
2.The Individual and Freedom: from John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859) --
3.The Woman Question: from John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies (1865) and John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869) --
4.Hedonism and Modernity: from Walter Pater, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873) --
Appendix D Scientific Influences --
1.From Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology (1830-33) --
2.From Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) --
3.From Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Biology (1864-67) --
4.From Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873) --
Appendix E Other Writings by Hardy --
1.A Selection of Hardy's Poetry --
a.Hap --
b.At a Bridal --
c.Neutral Tones --
d.Nature's Questioning --
e.An August Midnight --
f.The Dead Man Walking --
g.By the Barrows --
h.The Roman Road --
i.The Moth-Signal --
j.The Oxen --
k.Welcome Home --
l.The Graveyard of Dead Creeds --
m.Domicilium --
2.From "The Dorsetshire Labourer" (1883) --
3.From "The Profitable Reading of Fiction" (1888) --
4.From "Candour in English Fiction" (1890) --
5.From The Life of Thomas Hardy (1928; 1930) --
Appendix F The Play of Saint George --
Appendix G Arthur Hopkins's Illustrations for the Monthly Serialization of Belgravia (1878).
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by Simon Avery.

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The Return of the Native was, in many ways, a radical departure for Thomas Hardy, ushering in his tragic literary vision of the world. Though set in a small space and short time, the novel addresses  Read more...

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"Simon Avery's edition of The Return of the Native, Hardy's first great classic, provides a beautifully balanced, meticulously researched resource. Avery's editorial approach is, in every respect, Read more...

 
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