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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Lady ' s maid in the family of a gentleman going abroad . ” “ Sarah , can ' t ...
People are not born ladies ' maids , I suppose ? ” " Well , who ... You may be a
lady ' s maid or what you like , but you are the loveliest woman I ever met . " She
Mine and my wife ' s , Mrs . Lionel Crofton , of Seven Crofts , no Oaks — Sarah
Purfoy , lady ' s maid and nurse — ha ! ha ! — lady ' s maid and nurse ! " This last
sentence contained the name - clue to the labyrinth in which Rufus Dawes ...
My rough life has unfitted me for drawing - rooms , dear mother , ” he said . “ Do
not let there be a display about my return . Give me a corner to smoke my " pipe
and I am happy . ” Lady Devine , with a loving tender pity , for which John Rex ...
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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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