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By Thomas Hardy

Considered one of Thomas Hardy's strongest works, The go back of the local facilities famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence referred to as "the actual stuff of tragedy." The heath's altering face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, moms, and fanatics who populate the unconventional. The "native" is Clym Yeobright, who comes domestic from a worldly existence in Paris. He; his cousin Thomasin; her fiancé, Damon Wildeve; and the willful Eustacia Vye are the protagonists in a story of doomed love, ardour, alienation, and depression as Hardy brilliantly explores that subject matter so primary all through his fiction: the diabolical position of likelihood in opting for the process a lifestyles.

As Alexander Theroux asserts in his creation, Hardy was once "committed to the deep expression of [nature's] ironic chaos and unusual apathy, even hostility, towards man."

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