The Return of the Native first appeared in the magazine Belgravia, a publication known for its sensationalism, and was presented in twelve monthly installments from January to December 1878.
Because of the novel's controversial themes, Hardy had some difficulty finding a publisher; reviews, however, though somewhat mixed, were generally positive.
The Return of the Native is a leather-bound book with gold gilt pages is an excellent addition to your vintage Thomas Hardy collection or Easton Press library.
The book The Return of the Native is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears.
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