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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The effect is to make more poignant Mr North ' s impression of her on Norfolk
Island as ' a weary , suffering woman ' ( 489 : 5 ) . Mr North is based largely on the
Revd Thomas Rogers , a chaplain at Norfolk Island . " Clarke made minor ...
On « Phillip ' s Island , on the north side of the harbour , was a small farm , where
vegetables were grown for the use of the officers of the bestablishment ; and , on
Sarah Island were sawpits , forges , dockyards , gaol , guard - house , barracks ...
King Island Furneaux Flinders Island Three Hummock Island Hunter Island Cape
Grim Group Robbins Island River Tamar St Helens Point Sandy Cape
Launceston TASMANIA Mt Heemskirk + Mt Zeehan 35 Freycinet Pen . Macquarie
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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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