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The Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
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Like all of Hardy’s work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of... More > chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon Heath. Our heroine, Eustacia, is proud, passionate, cruel, fickle, avaricious, and desperate. She burns every life she touches, never able to find the mad love and exotic world she dreams of. Our supposed hero, Clym, is modest, steady, plain, moral, and dutiful. He is satisfied returning from Paris to the simple comfort of home.< Less
Jude the Obscure By Thomas Hardy
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Jude the Obscure is the last of Thomas Hardy’s novels, begun as a magazine serial and first published in book form in 1895. Its hero Jude Fawley is a lower-class young man who dreams of... More > becoming a scholar. The two other main characters are his earthy wife, Arabella, and his intellectual cousin, Sue. Themes include class, scholarship, religion, marriage, and the modernization of thought and society.< Less
Far from the Madding Crowd By Thomas Hardy
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Far From The Madding Crowd is Hardys fourth novel.It centres on the lives of five characters,Gabriel Oak,Bathsheba Everdene,Mr Boldwood, Sgt.Troy and Fanny Robin. The plot involves love,loyalty,death... More > and betrayal and all this is delivered to us in Hardys most eloquent prose. The images of character and nature are painted for our minds eye with sublime style.< Less

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