His Natural Life
University of Queensland Press, 2001 - 686 páginas
His Natural Life has retained Australian classic status for over one hundred years. Scarcely ever out of print since first written during the early 1870s, it has provided successive generations with a vivid account of a brutal phase of colonial life. The main focus of this great convict novel is the complex interaction between those in power and those who suffer, made meaningful because of its hero's struggle against the destructiveness of his wrongful imprisonment. While much of the story is necessarily grim, Marcus Clarke has used elements of romance, incidents of family life and passages of scenic description to both relieve and give emphasis to the tragedy that forms its heart.
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But Mr . Lemoine would not care to recognize Mr . Lionel Crofton , the gambler
and rake , in his proper person , and it was not expedient that his acquaintance
should be made in the person of Richard Devine , lest by some unlucky chance
THE house in Clarges - street was duly placed at the disposal of I Mrs . Richard
Devine , who was installed in it , to the profound astonishment and disgust of Mr .
Smithers and his fellow - servants . It only remained that the lady should be ...
RICHARD DEVINE AT HOME . V . m . 603 - 6 ( 572 - 8 ) ( 697 - 9 ) ( 708 - 17 ) (
578 – 92 ) IV . iv . 397 - 401 Extracted from the Diary of the Rev . James North .
Extracted from the Diary of the Rev . James North . MR . RICHARD DEVINE ( 474
: 3 ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - mbmackay - LibraryThing
I was inspired to re-read this early Australian novel after a recent visit to Port Arthur and Macquarie Harbour. The incredible plot coincidences may have been common in that era, but they just seem ... Leer comentario completo
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This classic Australian novel is based on a good deal of historical research. This particular version includes an appendix outlining the references for the historical information in each chapter. The ... Leer comentario completo
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