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The Return of the Native (dramatic reading)

Thomas Hardy

Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love pentagon" which includes: his cousin, Thomasin Yeobright; the shadowy inn-keeper, Damon Wildeve; the controversial and romantic Eustacia Vye; and the mysterious reddleman, Diggory Venn, whose skin is stained completely red from his work. This work has all the well-known marks of Thomas Hardy: the Wessex landscape, a choice of lovers, a wedding gone wrong, a particularly shy 30-something man, and a woman with an independent spirit. But, The Return of the Native is unique in its pagan undertones - the first five books take place over a year and a day, starting on All Hallow's Eve, and hints of magic and witchcraft. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Characters: Narrator: Bob Neufeld Clym Yeobright: Tadhg Eustacia Vye: Amanda Friday Damon Wildeve: Chris Cartwright Thomasin Yeobright: Rapunzelina Diggory Venn: Chuck Williamson Mrs. Yeobright: Michele Eaton Grandfer Cantle and "Saint George": alanmapstone Timothy Fairway: tovarisch Humphrey, Bonfire Boy, Party Guest, Raffle Woman, Inn Girl and Rachel: Elizabeth Klett Olly Dowden and Charley: Charlotte Duckett Susan Nunsuch: Beth Thomas Christian Cantle: TriciaG Sam: ToddHW Captain Vye,"Doctor", Driver, and Pedlar: Patti Cunningham Johnny Nunsuch: CaprishaPage Vye Servant and"Saracen": Libby Gohn "Father Christmas": David Olson "Valiant Soldier": Kristingj Chapman and Surgeon: Karen Savage Nurse: Availle

Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love pentagon" which includes: his cousin, Thomasin Yeobright; the shadowy inn-keeper, Damon Wildeve; the controversial and romantic Eustacia Vye; and the mysterious reddleman, Diggory Venn, whose skin is stained completely red from his work. This work has all the well-known marks of Thomas Hardy: the Wessex landscape, a choice of lovers, a wedding gone wrong, a particularly shy 30-something man, and a woman with an independent spirit. But, The Return of the Native is unique in its pagan undertones - the first five books take place over a year and a day, starting on All Hallow's Eve, and hints of magic and witchcraft. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Characters: Narrator: Bob Neufeld Clym Yeobright: Tadhg Eustacia Vye: Amanda Friday Damon Wildeve: Chris Cartwright Thomasin Yeobright: Rapunzelina Diggory Venn: Chuck Williamson Mrs. Yeobright: Michele Eaton Grandfer Cantle and "Saint George": alanmapstone Timothy Fairway: tovarisch Humphrey, Bonfire Boy, Party Guest, Raffle Woman, Inn Girl and Rachel: Elizabeth Klett Olly Dowden and Charley: Charlotte Duckett Susan Nunsuch: Beth Thomas Christian Cantle: TriciaG Sam: ToddHW Captain Vye,"Doctor", Driver, and Pedlar: Patti Cunningham Johnny Nunsuch: CaprishaPage Vye Servant and"Saracen": Libby Gohn "Father Christmas": David Olson "Valiant Soldier": Kristingj Chapman and Surgeon: Karen Savage Nurse: Availle
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Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love pentagon" which includes: his cousin, Thomasin Yeobright; the shadowy inn-keeper, Damon Wildeve; the controversial and romantic Eustacia Vye; and the mysterious reddleman, Diggory Venn, whose skin is stained completely red from his work. This work has all the well-known marks of Thomas Hardy: the Wessex landscape, a choice of lovers, a wedding gone wrong, a particularly shy 30-something man, and a woman with an independent spirit. But, The Return of the Native is unique in its pagan undertones - the first five books take place over a year and a day, starting on All Hallow's Eve, and hints of magic and witchcraft. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Characters: Narrator: Bob Neufeld Clym Yeobright: Tadhg Eustacia Vye: Amanda Friday Damon Wildeve: Chris Cartwright Thomasin Yeobright: Rapunzelina Diggory Venn: Chuck Williamson Mrs. Yeobright: Michele Eaton Grandfer Cantle and "Saint George": alanmapstone Timothy Fairway: tovarisch Humphrey, Bonfire Boy, Party Guest, Raffle Woman, Inn Girl and Rachel: Elizabeth Klett Olly Dowden and Charley: Charlotte Duckett Susan Nunsuch: Beth Thomas Christian Cantle: TriciaG Sam: ToddHW Captain Vye,"Doctor", Driver, and Pedlar: Patti Cunningham Johnny Nunsuch: CaprishaPage Vye Servant and"Saracen": Libby Gohn "Father Christmas": David Olson "Valiant Soldier": Kristingj Chapman and Surgeon: Karen Savage Nurse: Availle

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:42