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 shopwalker was allowed half an hour in the middle of the day for lunch .
John Rex took advantage of this Chalf hour to hire a cab and drive to Blicks . That
worthy man received him cordially , for he saw that he was bent upon great
Every ' half hour a third constable went down the line and examined the irons .
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Nine men to seize the Long Bay boat , and get " half an hour ' s start of the alarm -
signal was an unprecedented achievement ! What could Warder Troke have
been about ? Warder Troke , however , found eight hours afterwards , disarmed ...
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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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