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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Mrs . Vickers had gone back to her cave , and the two were alone by the fire ,
near which stood the kettle and the newly - made damper . The child , with some
show of hesitation , came to him , and catching her , he placed her on his knee .
The fire of the exiles , hidden behind a point of rock , cast ' into the air a red glow .
The ocean breakers , ' rolling in upon the cliffs outside the ' Bar , filled the air with
a hoarse and threatening murmur ; and the rising tide rippled and lapped with ...
To make a fire ! See ! ” Frere began to comprehend . “ I have three matches left , ”
he said , fumbling , with trembling fingers , in his pocket . “ I wrapped them in one
of the leaves of the book to keep them dry . ” The word “ book ” was a new ...
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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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