The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular and highly regarded novels.
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Librivox public domain recording of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native. Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon Heath.
In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular novels. Wildeve plunges recklessly after Eustacia without bothering to remove his coat. witchlike-she proves her essential innocence to the community. proceeding more cautiously. has cooled and he sends Eustacia a letter the next day offering reconciliation. red chalk used for marking sheep).
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Then it became the home of strange phantoms; and it was found to be the hitherto unrecognized original of those wild regions of obscurity which are vaguely felt to be compassing us about in midnight dreams of flight and disaster, and are never thought of after the dream till revived by scenes like this. It was at present a place perfectly accordant with man's nature-neither ghastly, hateful, nor ugly; neither commonplace, unmeaning, nor tame; but, like man, slighted and enduring; and withal singularly colossal and mysterious in its swarthy monotony
After Grandfather died, Grandmother trekked back to San Diego every year. She would arrive at the train station and, before disembarking, stand at the top step, surveying the scene before her the way a queen glances over her minions. We’d then transport her to the penthouse at the Park Manor or, if she this time hankered for sea and sand, a suite of rooms at La Jolla’s La Valencia. By then I was old enough for memory to take fragile roost, and the image that towers is of umbrellas. I knew nothing of war, except for those photos in the family album of my mother’s brother, so cocky in his camp uniform, killed months later in France, and how Mother, whenever she caught the notes of Taps, would dissolve into tears. And now Mother was dead too. Here, memory scrambles, as events scrambled then.