Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
     
Limit search to available items
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.

Title The return of the native [Hoopla electronic resource] / Thomas Hardy.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
QR Code
Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Simon Vance.
Summary One of Thomas Hardy's classic statements about modern love, courtship, and marriage, The Return of the Native is set in the pastoral village of Egdon Heath. The fiery Eustacia Vye, wishing only for passionate love, believes that her escape from Egdon lies in her marriage to Clym Yeobright, the returning "native," home from Paris and discontented with his work there. Clym wishes to remain in Egdon, however-a desire that sets him in opposition to his wife and brings them both to despair. Surrounding them are Clym's mother, who is strongly opposed to his marriage; Damon Wildeve, who is in love with Eustacia but married to Clym's cousin Thomasin; and the oddly ambiguous observer Diggory Venn, whose frustrated love for Thomasin turns him into either a guardian angel or a jealous manipulator-or perhaps both. This stew of curdled love and conflicting emotions can only boil over into tragedy, and the book's darkly ironic ending marks it as both a classically Victorian novel and a forerunner of the modernist fiction that followed it.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Married people -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Country life -- England -- Wessex -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Wessex (England) -- Fiction.
Added Author Vance, Simon.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781400195077 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400195071 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10755537
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
EAUDIOBOOK
No one has rated this material

You can...
Also...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information
Find another book like this at Novelist