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Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928, author
Title The return of the native : an authoritative text, background, [and] criticism / Thomas Hardy ; edited by James Gindin
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1969]
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.8 H2226rea 1969    AVAILABLE    30500100721656
Edition First edition
Descript viii, 500 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Norton critical editions
Norton critical edition
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-500)
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
The text of The return of the native -- A map of Egdon Heath -- The return of the native (The three women (A face on which time makes but little impression ; Humanity appears upon the scene, hand in hand with trouble ; The custom of the country ; The halt on the turnpike road ; Perplexity among honest people ; The figure against the sky ; Queen of night ; Those who are found where there is said to be nobody ; Love leads a shrewd man into strategy ; A desperate attempt at persuasion ; The dishonesty of an honest woman) ; The arrival (Tidings of the comer ; The people at Blooms-End make ready ; How a little sound produced a great dream ; Eustacia is led on to an adventure ; Through the moonlight ; The two stand face to face ; A coalition between beauty and oddness ; Firmness is discovered in a gentle heart) ; The fascination ("My mind to me a kingdom is" ; The new course causes disappointment ; The first act in a timeworn drama ; An hour of bliss and many hours of sadness ; Sharp words are spoken, and a crisis ensues ; Yeobright goes, and the breach is complete ; The morning and the evening of a day ; A new force disturbs the current) ; The closed door (The rencounter by the pool ; He is set upon by adversities but he sings a song ; She goes out to battle against depression ; Rough coercion is employed ; The journey across the heath ; A conjuncture, and its result upon the pedestrian ; The tragic meeting of two old friends ; Eustacia hears of good fortune and beholds evil) ; The discovery ("Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery?" ; A lurid light breaks in upon a darkened understanding ; Eustacia dresses herself on a black morning ; The ministrations of a half-forgotten one ; An old move inadvertently repeated ; Thomasin argues with her cousin, and he writes a letter ; The night of the sixth of November ; Rain, darkness, and anxious wanderers ; Sights and sounds draw the wanderers together) ; Aftercourses (The inevitable movement onward ; Thomasin walks in a green place by the Roman road ; The serious discourse of Clym with his cousin ; Cheerfulness again asserts itself at Blooms-End, and Clym finds his vocation)) -- 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 -- Hardy's hour-glass novel / R.W. Stallman -- 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
Link Online version: Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Return of the native. First edition (OCoLC)1083727111
Subject Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Return of the native
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928
People with visual disabilities -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Wessex (England) -- Fiction
Mate selection -- Fiction
Heathlands -- Fiction
Adultery -- Fiction
Alt Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Poems. Selections
Gindin, James, 1926-1994, editor
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