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HARDY, T.: Return of the Native (The) (Unabridged)

    

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HARDY, T.: Return of the Native (The) (Unabridged)

In the remote wildness of Egdon Heath, the crossed love affairs and marriages of a small group of people are played out against the background of nature’s beauty and indifference to mankind. Through a series of vivid incidents and encounters, The Return of the Native moves in a relentless drive towards tragedy, as the plans and dreams of the lovers miscarry, defeated by chance, or destiny or self-deception. In their unhappy stories, Hardy gives us a powerful dramatisation of his bleak philosophy, his belief in man’s helplessness before the malevolence of the universe.



Disc 1

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   The Return of the Native 00:06:50
2.   The most thoroughgoing ascetic could feel that he had… 00:04:46
3.   Chapter 2 00:05:59
4.   The reddleman looked in the old man's face. 00:06:48
5.   Chapter 3 00:07:53
6.   'The king' call'd down' his no - bles all'…' 00:08:58
7.   'Well, I can't understand a quiet ladylike little body…' 00:08:24
8.   Christian drew a deep breath… 00:07:08
9.   The vagary of Timothy Fairway was infectious. 00:08:04
10.   Chapter 4 00:09:53
11.   Chapter 5 00:03:30


Disc 2

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   The front of the house was towards the heath… 00:07:06
2.   She looked wistfully at him with her sorrowful eyes… 00:07:03
3.   'No sooner was Andrey asleep…' 00:08:00
4.   Chapter 6 00:06:15
5.   The handkerchief which had hooded her head… 00:07:43
6.   Her grandfather had turned back again… 00:08:01
7.   'Did you indeed think I believed you were married' 00:06:30
8.   Chapter 7 00:07:11
9.   Where did her dignity come from 00:07:21
10.   Chapter 8 00:10:01
11.   Chapter 9 00:02:30


Disc 3

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   It was sometimes suggested that reddlemen were criminals… 00:08:03
2.   The reddleman, stung with suspicion of wrong to Thomasin… 00:10:06
3.   Chapter 10 00:08:59
4.   The reddleman suffered the wound… 00:08:52
5.   Chapter 11 00:08:22
6.   By far the greatest effect of her simple strategy… 00:09:22
7.   Book Second 00:09:43
8.   Chapter 2 00:08:39
9.   Chapter 3 00:05:11


Disc 4

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   That night was an eventful one to Eustacia's brain… 00:04:19
2.   Chapter 4 00:06:13
3.   It might be that Joe, who fought on the side of Christendom… 00:08:06
4.   Charley departed, and Eustacia felt more and more interest in life… 00:05:30
5.   Chapter 5 00:06:57
6.   The first five minutes of listening was interesting enough… 00:06:50
7.   Chapter 6 00:07:24
8.   Fairway had meanwhile concluded a critical gaze at Yeobright. 00:08:24
9.   The heat flew to Eustacia's head and cheeks. 00:07:48
10.   Chapter 7 00:08:05
11.   Venn felt much astonishment at this avowal… 00:07:59


Disc 5

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Meanwhile Diggory Venn had returned to his van… 00:02:25
2.   Chapter 8 00:10:28
3.   Clym pushed away his breakfast. 00:09:35
4.   Book Third 00:10:33
5.   Chapter 2 00:07:47
6.   No more was said on the subject till the end of dinner. 00:09:49
7.   Chapter 3 00:06:29
8.   Yeobright and Eustacia looked at each other for one instant… 00:07:43
9.   He rose early the next morning… 00:07:06
10.   The early weeks of the year passed on. 00:06:55


Disc 6

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 4 00:07:25
2.   She started - then endeavoured to say calmly… 00:09:04
3.   Chapter 5 00:06:14
4.   He was in a nest of vivid green. 00:08:21
5.   Chapter 6 00:08:37
6.   Mrs. Yeobright turned away… 00:05:57
7.   Chapter 7 00:07:01
8.   She went upstairs and took from a locked drawer in a little box… 00:05:46
9.   Ultimately Christian laid down his shilling… 00:07:32
10.   'Did you ever know anybody who was born to it besides myself' 00:07:34


Disc 7

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 8 00:06:02
2.   They were surrounded by dusky forms… 00:09:05
3.   Book Fourth 00:06:27
4.   She instantly dismissed the wretched Christian… 00:06:52
5.   Chapter 2 00:05:02
6.   One morning, after a severer strain than usual… 00:06:34
7.   Day after day he rose with the sun… 00:09:15
8.   Chapter 3 00:08:51
9.   A whole village - full of sensuous emotion… 00:08:06
10.   She was silent awhile. 00:08:40


Disc 8

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 4 00:08:53
2.   Thus far the reddleman had been tolerably successful… 00:06:14
3.   Chapter 5 00:09:41
4.   Chapter 6 00:07:23
5.   Wildeve looked thoughtfully at her. 00:08:29
6.   The little boy remained silently pondering… 00:05:38
7.   Chapter 7 00:08:30
8.   While he was yet nearly a mile from the house… 00:06:34
9.   Chapter 8 00:07:14
10.   By this time she had risen… 00:08:43


Disc 9

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Book Fifth 00:07:02
2.   Eustacia had not been long indoors… 00:08:57
3.   Chapter 2 00:05:53
4.   As he surveyed the rooms he felt strongly disinclined… 00:05:51
5.   It was about daybreak when he had reached this decision… 00:06:44
6.   Chapter 3 00:07:41
7.   By no stretch of meaning could any… 00:08:51
8.   Chapter 4 00:09:54
9.   Chapter 5 00:06:38
10.   While she stood she heard a sound. 00:06:26


Disc 10

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 6 00:05:57
2.   Thomasin blushed a little. 00:06:59
3.   Chapter 7 00:07:39
4.   At half - past eleven, finding that the house was silent… 00:09:38
5.   Chapter 8 00:05:18
6.   Thomasin carried in her arms a large bundle… 00:05:50
7.   She was soon ascending Blooms - End valley… 00:08:10
8.   Chapter 9 00:06:00
9.   Wildeve meanwhile had arrived on the former side… 00:07:26
10.   He returned across the heath to his van. 00:08:47


Disc 11

  The Return of the Native (Unabridged)
1.   Book Sixth 00:08:58
2.   Venn appeared confused… 00:09:35
3.   Chapter 2 00:06:21
4.   Chapter 3 00:09:51
5.   Chapter 4 00:06:40
6.   They sat down to a lunch in the midst of their work… 00:06:16
7.   The two went round and ascended the crooked stair… 00:08:36

Total Playing Time: 13:37:18






Author(s):
Hardy, Thomas

Reader(s):
Rowe, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0168

Barcode: 9781843798132

Physical Release: 02/2014

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