The Return of the Native

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The Return of the Native  (1878) 
by Thomas Hardy
The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the serial Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly instalments from January to December of 1878. Due to the novel's controversial themes, Hardy had some difficulty finding a publisher; reviews, however, though somewhat mixed, were generally positive. In the twentieth century, Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular novels.— Excerpted from The Return of the Native on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Preface[edit]

Book 1: The Three Women[edit]

Book 2: The Arrival[edit]

Book 3: The Fascination[edit]

Book 4: The Closed Door[edit]

Book 5: The Discovery[edit]

Book 6: Aftercourses[edit]


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.