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Published: 14 August 2008

496 Pages | one map

196x129mm

ISBN: 9780199537044


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The Return of the Native

New Edition

Thomas Hardy
Edited by Simon Gatrell, Nancy Barrineau, and Margaret R. Higonnet

Oxford World's Classics

  • New introduction by critic Margaret R. Higonnet is the most critically up-to-date discussion of the novel
  • The only critical text of the novel based on the manuscript and first edition.
  • Full and helpful explanatory and textual notes
  • New and up-to-date bibliography and chronology
  • Hardy's sketch-map of the scene of the story

New to this Edition:

  • New introduction by critic Margaret R. Higonnet is the most critically up-to-date discussion of the novel and considers the mythic nature of the heath opposed to the modernity of the characters, the economic vocabulary of value and investment, the novel's classical structure and Hardy's cinematic techniques.
  • New and up-to-date bibliography
  • New chronology
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