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 next moment the young man in grey had placed the toy in her hand . Maurice
Frere , descending ... She had black hair , coiled around a narrow and flat head ,
a small foot , white skin , well - shaped hands , and large brown eyes , and as ...
she said , giving him her hand and smiling at him with her rich red lips . The
mizen hid them from the man at the wheel , and the twilight of tropical stars held
the main - deck . Blunt felt the ' healthy breath of this strange woman warm on his
Marcus Clarke, Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, Michael Roe, Elizabeth Webby
Lurline Stuart. " You are a strange girl ; I can ' t make you out . Come , ” and he
took her hand , " tell me what you are really . ” “ Will you promise not to tell ?
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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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