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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Not that there was " much need to do so ; no one heeded her . Blunt , in his
professional excitement , had already forgotten her presence , and Frere himself
was in earnest conversation with Vickers . “ Take a boat ! ” said that gentleman .
Marcus Clarke, Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, Michael Roe, Elizabeth Webby
Lurline Stuart. Vickers to assist in the business of devastation , had left behind it
some tools and timber , and at the eleventh * hour , a boat ' s crew was sent to
I directed him to take such matters as he needed , and prepared to lower the jolly
- boat . As she swung off the davits , Captain Frere came alongside in the whale -
boat , and gallantly endeavoured to board us , but the boat drifted past the ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - madepercy - LibraryThing
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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