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The Return of the Native

Thomas Hardy

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1 - A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression

2 - Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble

3 - The Custom of the Country

4 - The Halt on the Turnpike Road

5 - Perplexity among Honest People

6 - The Figure against the Sky

7 - Queen of Night

8 - Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody

9 - Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy

10 - A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion

11 - The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman

book two THE ARRIVAL

1 - Tidings of the Comer

2 - The People at Blooms-End Make Ready

3 - How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream

4 - Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure

5 - Through the Moonlight

6 - The Two Stand Face to Face

7 - A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness

8 - Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart


1 - 'My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is'

2 - The New Course Causes Disappointment

3 - The First Act in a Timeworn Drama

4 - An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness

5 - Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues

6 - Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete

7 - The Morning and the Evening of a Day

8 - A New Force Disturbs the Current


1 - The Rencounter by the Pool

2 - He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song

3 - She Goes Out to Battle against Depression

4 - Rough Coercion Is Employed

5 - The Journey across the Heath

6 - A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian

7 - The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends

8 - Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil


1 - 'Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery'

2 - A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding

3 - Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning

4 - The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One

5 - An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated

6 - Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter

7 - The Night of the Sixth of November

8 - Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers

9 - Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together


1 - The Inevitable Movement Onward

2 - Thomasin Walks in a Green Place by the Roman Road

3 - The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin

4 - Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His Vocation