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    Thomas Hardy,Brian Thomas
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Focusing on Hardy's use of the Saint George myth and the sun-hero myth, Thomas interweaves analyses of Hardy's character development with issues such as the failure of love . Published July 1st 1995 by Twayne Publishers.

Focusing on Hardy's use of the Saint George myth and the sun-hero myth, Thomas interweaves analyses of Hardy's character development with issues such as the failure of love, the symbolism of Egdon Heath, and Hardy's conception of performance. Attention to structure, image, characterization, metaphor, and theme are also included in the study. The Return of the Native: Saint George Defeated (Twayne's Masterwork Studies). 0805780734 (ISBN13: 9780805780734).

Brian Thomas begins this insightful analysis of The Return of the Native by laying to rest the contention of some earlier critics that Hardy's was an "unconscious" sort of genius; on the contrary, Thomas argues.

Brian Thomas begins this insightful analysis of The Return of the Native by laying to rest the contention of some earlier critics that Hardy's was an "unconscious" sort of genius; on the contrary, Thomas argues, such narratives as The Return of the Native tend to be unified by carefully established antithetical polarities of metaphor and perspective

Focusing on Hardy's use of the Saint George myth and the sun-hero myth, Thomas interweaves analyses of Hardy's character development with issues such as the failure of love, the symbolism of Egdon Heath, and Hardy's conception of performance

Focusing on Hardy's use of the Saint George myth and the sun-hero myth, Thomas interweaves analyses of Hardy's character development with issues such as the failure of love, the symbolism of Egdon Heath, and Hardy's conception of performance.

Home Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native. 'Tis the last strain, I think," said Saint George, with his ear tothe panel. A young man and woman have just swung into this corner,and he's saying to her, 'Ah, the pity; 'tis over for us this time, myown. The return of the native, . 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61. V. Through the Moonlight. Thank God!" said the Turkish Knight, stamping, and taking from thewall the conventional lance that each of the mummers carried.

Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Heathlands in literature. Return of the native (Hardy, Thomas). Twayne's Masterwork Studies (2). Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work The Return of the Native, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author. Collapse Availability.

The Return of the Native is Thomas Hardy's sixth published novel. In the twentieth century, The Return of the Native became one of Hardy's most popular and highly regarded novels.

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Saint George defeated. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Twayne's masterwork studies ;, no. 154. Classifications. Published 1995 by Twayne Publishers, Prentice Hall International in New York, London. xv, 142 p. : Number of pages.

It was a spot which returned upon the memory of those who loved it with an aspect of peculiar and kindly congruity. Smiling champaigns of flowers and fruit hardly do this, for they are permanently harmonious only with an existence of better reputation as to its issues than the present. Twilight combined with the scenery of Egdon Heath to evolve a thing majestic without severity, impressive without showiness, emphatic in its admonitions, grand in its simplicity.

Brian Thomas begins this insightful analysis of The Return of the Native by laying to rest the contention of some earlier critics that Hardy's was an "unconscious" sort of genius; on the contrary, Thomas argues, such narratives as The Return of the Native tend to be unified by carefully established antithetical polarities of metaphor and perspective. This novel is in fact constructed around the subtle alternation of different angles of vision, according to Thomas: people and things are constantly being seen, almost cinematically, from different visual distances and are thereby revealed in new ways or with new kinds of significance.Thomas examines how myths, Christian and pagan, apply to the novel, particularly the sun-hero myth and its merging with the Christian belief in a redeemer who comes to restore life. Thomas observes that many elements of this myth appear in the novel in virtually undisplaced form, which accounts for the wasteland imagery and for the central and subtextual motifs of loss, alienation, exile, and fall. Thomas points up the irony in Hardy's use of the sun-hero myth by paralleling the legend of Saint George slaying the dragon with a "hero" who turns out to be impotent and all but blind to the salvific role accorded him.The unique power of The Return of the Native is, Thomas observes, related to its operatic quality. Although conceived in naturalistic terms, Egdon Heath has an archaic strangeness that frees the story's social world from the confines of plausibility. While often melodramatic and sometimes verging on the absurd, the novel's sense of passion and pathos is, Thomas contends, always on the grand scale. Desire and fear are characterized by a peculiar operatic compulsiveness precisely because they resonate within the context of what seems to be a compulsion of a much larger and stranger kind - a primal force that both shapes those human emotions and is oblivious to them.