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The Return of the Native | Study Guide

Thomas Hardy

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Overview

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Author

Thomas Hardy

Year Published

1878

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The Return of the Native is narrated through a third-person omniscient point of view. The aloof narrator functions in many roles—historian, psychologist, and theatrical director.

Tense

The Return of the Native is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The novel's title The Return of the Native refers to the character Clym Yeobright, who returns home to his native Wessex in southwest England after working for a period in Paris. The novel explores multiple meanings of the terms return and native, focusing on the ideas of self-identity, place, time, and choice.

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