Return of the Native (version 2 dramatic reading) cover

Return of the Native (version 2 dramatic reading)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

1. Dramatis Personae and Preface
2. Book 1, chapter 1
3. Book 1, chapter 2
4. Book 1, chapter 3
5. Book 1, chapter 4
6. Book 1, chapter 5
7. Book 1, chapter 6
8. Book 1, chapter 7
9. Book 1, chapter 8
10. Book 1, chapter 9
11. Book 1, chapter 10
12. Book 1, chapter 11
13. Book 2, chapter 1
14. Book 2, chapter 2
15. Book 2, chapter 3
16. Book 2, chapter 4
17. Book 2, chapter 5
18. Book 2, chapter 6
19. Book 2, chapter 7
20. Book 2, chapter 8
21. Book 3, chapter 1
22. Book 3, chapter 2
23. Book 3, chapter 3
24. Book 3, chapter 4
25. Book 3, chapter 5
26. Book 3, chapter 6
27. Book 3, chapter 7
28. Book 3, chapter 8
29. Book 4, chapter 1
30. Book 4, chapter 2
31. Book 4, chapter 3
32. Book 4, chapter 4
33. Book 4, chapter 5
34. Book 4, chapter 6
35. Book 4, chapter 7
36. Book 4, chapter 8
37. Book 5, chapter 1
38. Book 5, chapter 2
39. Book 5, chapter 3
40. Book 5, chapter 4
41. Book 5, chapter 5
42. Book 5, chapter 6
43. Book 5, chapter 7
44. Book 5, chapter 8
45. Book 5, chapter 9
46. Book 6, chapter 1
47. Book 6, chapter 2
48. Book 6, chapter 3
49. Book 6, chapter 4

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    Summary

    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.