Thomas Hardy's 'The Return of the Native': A Critical Apprai
The book is a critical edition of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native is an authoritative text with critical essays covering a wide range of topics catering to the needs of both the students and the scholars of Thomas Hardy. The edition features illustrations to the text, which were published when the novel was first serialised in a periodical. The essays included in the book cover topics like the language of Thomas Hardy, Folklore in the novel, the novel as a 'Novel of Character and Environment' and the novel as a tragedy. It also includes some contemporary reviews of the novel and a study on Hardy and his Age. Although the book is targeted primarily at the students of English Literature, the approach to the critical appraisal is comprehensive and can be appreciated by the general readers as well.