Book Reviews of The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native
The Return of the Native
Author: Thomas Hardy
ISBN-13: 9780451524713
ISBN-10: 0451524713
Publication Date: 7/1/1959
Pages: 413
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Book Type: Paperback
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One of the lesser known, but extremely talented English writers. Hardy's books are moody in their setting, and have unique, lonely characters.
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A true classic
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When we read this book with my book group, we christened it "Return of the Naive". The spoiled characters, petty motivations, and hard-to-believe disasters in this book are much too unappealing. The heath is the best character in the book, and Thomas Hardy describes it with the care of a lover. He clearly has writing talent, but it was wasted here.
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Return of the Native is a classic and well worth reading.