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Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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. Our heroine, Eustacia, is proud, passionate, cruel, fickle, avaricious, and desperate. She burns every life she touches, never able to find the mad love and exotic world she dreams of. Our supposed hero, Clym, is modest, steady, plain, moral, and dutiful. He is satisfied returning from Paris to the simple comfort of home. When they come together, the Heath will come apart. Originally released as five books, in classic tragic form, a sixth, tacking on a 'happy ending', was added by editor and public pressure. (Summary by Marlo Dianne)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

33:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

26:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

28:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:14