Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Thomas Hardy: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Return of the Native

Appendix A: Prefaces and Maps

  1. The Preface to the 1895 Wessex Novels Edition
  2. The Postscript added to the 1912 Wessex Edition
  3. From the General Preface to the Novels and Poems (1912)
  4. Map of Egdon Heath (1878)
  5. Map of Wessex (1895)

Appendix B: Contemporary Reviews

  1. From The Athenaeum (23 November 1878)
  2. Hardy’s response to the Athenaeum review (30 November 1878)
  3. From W.E. Henley, The Academy (30 November 1878)
  4. From the Saturday Review (4 January 1879)
  5. From the Spectator (8 February 1879)
  6. From the New Quarterly Magazine (October 1879)
  7. From Havelock Ellis, “Thomas Hardy’s Novels,” Westminster Review (April 1883)

Appendix C: Philosophical and Political Contexts

  1. Positivism: from Auguste Comte, System of Positive Polity (1851−54; trans. 1875−76)
  2. The Individual and Freedom: from John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)
  3. The Woman Question: from John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies (1865) and John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869)
  4. Hedonism and Modernity: from Walter Pater, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873)

Appendix D: Scientific Influences

  1. From Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology (1830−33)
  2. From Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859)
  3. From Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Biology (1864−67)
  4. From Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes (1873)

Appendix E: Other Writings by Hardy

  1. A Selection of Hardy’s Poetry
    1. Hap
    2. At a Bridal
    3. Neutral Tones
    4. Nature’s Questioning
    5. An August Midnight
    6. The Dead Man Walking
    7. By the Barrows
    8. The Roman Road
    9. The Moth-Signal
    10. The Oxen
    11. Welcome Home
    12. The Graveyard of Dead Creeds
    13. Domicilium
  2. From “The Dorsetshire Labourer” (1883)
  3. From “The Profitable Reading of Fiction” (1888)
  4. From “Candour in English Fiction” (1890)
  5. From The Life of Thomas Hardy (1928; 1930)

Appendix F: The Play of Saint George

Appendix G: Arthur Hopkins’s Illustrations for the Monthly Serialization of Belgravia (1878)

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Posted on October 29, 2015