Aspra e brulla, sferzata dai venti, la brughiera di Egdon incombe come un’ombra minacciosa sui protagonisti del romanzo, ambientato, come tutte le opere della maturità di Hardy, in un mitico Wessex senza tempo e senza storia: misteriosa presenza, simbolo del destino cieco che governa il mondo, e immutabile orizzonte naturale entro cui si dispiegano le volubili passioni degli uomini. A innescare il dramma è il ritorno nella terra d’origine di Clym Yeobright, il “nativo” evocato dal titolo inglese (The return of the native, 1878), un figlio della brughiera che dopo un lungo soggiorno a Parigi come mercante di preziosi decide di riscoprire le proprie radici e seguire la sua vocazione più autentica. Per l’affascinante e inquieta Eustacia Vye, ambiziosa sognatrice che trascorre i suoi giorni immaginando impossibili evasioni, l’incontro e poi il matrimonio con Clym sembrano essere l’occasione tanto attesa per sottrarsi all’angusta vita di provincia. Ma nulla unisce i due amanti, e molte cose li dividono: dopo averne fatto lo strumento dei suoi imperscrutabili disegni, il fato si vendicherà della bella Eustacia e la storia d’amore volgerà inesorabilmente in tragedia.
- ISBN: 881136258X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 448
”I read a lot of classical books like The Return of the Native and all, and I like them,” says Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. “I like that Eustacia Vye.” Catherine Zeta Jones as Eustacia Vye Eustacia Vye is a young maid filled with longing for the city of Paris, for new experiences,fr Leggi tutto
Can you go home again? Thomas Hardy asks that simple question in his magnificent novel, The Return of the Native...written in 1878...set in a vast sparsely populated land in rural England called Edgon Heath. Rolling hills, the quiet grasslands and small but valuable shrubs, the furze bush .. empty e Leggi tutto
To understand how radical Thomas Hardy is, we could start with how radical the rest of his century wasn't. For most of the 1800s, novels were basically maiden aunts yelling at you about your skirt length. They had a job: they were to demonstrate proper behavior. Their good characters were rewarded;
839. Return of the Native, Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. It first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly installments from January to December 1878. The novel takes place enti Leggi tutto
Book Review 5 out of 5 stars to The Return of the Native , a novel written by Thomas Hardy , first published in 1878 and subsequently re-issued a few times with additional revisions. It's rare for me to give out a full 5 stars, but this book will always hold an extreme and special place in
4.5 stars This is a story about misunderstanding, not getting the facts straight and the dangers of presumptuousness. Here romance rings hollow and family is a source of strife rather than security. Although the plot borders on Lifetime channel fare and the dialogue can sometimes be overwrought, it’s Leggi tutto
I have spent the last thirty five years convinced that I do not like Thomas Hardy. I know how it happened. Reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles when I was in high school and again at university made a lasting - and a negative - impression on me. Admittedly, I went on to read Jude the Obscure and Far fr Leggi tutto
“Hurt so goodCome on baby, make it hurt so good” - John Mellencamp WUT? Well, reading Thomas Hardy novels always poses this kind of challenge. They hurt, and yet I keep coming back to him because they are indeed good and this kind of hurt is like a good exercise for your EQ. In term of language, I do Leggi tutto
"Harsh Heath" Hardy -- Best in Nature as Supporting Character In this 1878 novel, Hardy heaves readers right into the gloomy Egdon Heath, in southern England, to witness the inception of coming tragedies involving the heath's inhabitants. Hardy did not draw his Egdon Heath as darkly as the Bronte sis Leggi tutto
There used to be a lot more words in the world. Now we're all about short, blunt sentences. So obvious. So boring.
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