The Return of the NativeDownloadable Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged
In the remote wildness of Egdon Heath, the crossed love affairs and marriages of a small group of people are played out against the background of nature's beauty and indifference to mankind. Through a series of vivid incidents and encounters, The Return of the Native moves in a relentless drive towards tragedy, as the plans and dreams of the lovers miscarry, defeated by chance, or destiny or self-deception. In their unhappy stories, Hardy gives us a powerful dramatisation of his bleak philosophy, his belief in man's helplessness before the malevolence of the universe.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 38 min.)) : digital