The Return of the Native - Book 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5 Summary

Book 5: Chapter 1 Summary

Clym is heartbroken after the death of his mother and he feels he is partly to blame. He comes down with a deep and flamboyant depression. Eustacia has not told him of the events leading to Mrs. Yeobright's death. She seeks consolation in Wildeve, who knows her secret.

Book 5: Chapter 2 Summary

After some time, Clym starts to recover. Through several conversations, he realizes what happened on the day of his mother's death. Christian Cantle tells him that Diggory Venn had visited his mother the night before she died. Clym seeks Venn and learns that she had planned to visit him to reconcile the next day. The boy that told Clym about his mother's last words, Johnny Nonsuch, now tells him that he also saw him go into the cottage and another man after him, and then he saw, as Eustacia did not open the...

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