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Cliffs Notes on Hardy's The Return of the Native.

Thompson, Frank H. (Thomas Hardy).

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ISBN 10: 0764544608 / ISBN 13: 9780764544606
Published by Cliffs Notes., New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Cliffs Notes on Hardy's The Return of the ...

Publisher: Cliffs Notes., New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Book Type: Book

About this title


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Return of the Native carries you through this timeless romantic classic about an ambitious beauty and the two men who will seemingly sacrifice everything to claim her. CliffsNotes helps you explore this novel by providing you with summaries and commentaries, book by book. You’ll also gain insight into the author Thomas Hardy, and discover what led him to write The Return of the Native. Other features that help you study include

  • A list of characters and their descriptions
  • Analyses of the main characters to unravel their motivations
  • Critical essays on the theme, setting, and point of view of the novel, and more
  • Review questions and essay topics
  • A selected bibliography for more study

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Get the most from great literature with CliffsNotes, the original study guides.

Written exclusively by experienced teachers and educators, CliffsNotes are the resource of choice for today’s students. These user-friendly guides make studying a snap–by highlighting key themes, literary devices, and more. With hundreds of titles available in an easy-to-use format, CliffsNotes has the right guide for you.

Inside you’ll find valuable insights on Hardy’s The Return of the Native, including:


  • Brief overall synopsis
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries
  • Clear explanations and analysis


  • Description of major characters–who’s who at a glance
  • Character analysis (including Clym Yeobright, Eustacia Vye, Mrs. Yeobright, and Thomasin Yeobright)

Themes and Background

  • Concise commentaries and discussion of major themes
  • Concise discussion of setting, point of view, structure, symbolism, irony, and style

Study Aids

  • Review questions and theme topics
  • Selected bibliography

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