The Return of the Native - Book 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3 Summary

Book 3: Chapter 1 Summary

Clym Yeobright is a man with many qualities, of whom great things are expected. With physical beauty and many advantages in life, it was a given that he would make something out of himself. However, Clym is not fully enjoying life and he is deeply resolved to do something significant on his own terms. Two locals are having a conversation about Clym's visit and how he has spent more than the usual amount of time already. Clym arrives and tells then that he does not like his life in Paris and has a plan to stay in the heath permanently and become a teacher. His goal is to open a small school.

Book 3: Chapter 2 Summary

Clym tells his mother about his change of plans and his idea of staying in the heath to open a school. She is stunned and becomes agitated. She thinks...

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