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 road gangs , Dick on a ticket of leave , ? Harry taken to the bush , and Jack
hung at the Hobart Town Gaol . Such items of intelligence were the only news
they cared to hear , and the new - comers were well posted up in such matters .
Oh ! ” cried Sylvia , covering her face with trembling hands , “ let me leave this
place . ” North , enfolding her in his arms , strove to soothe her with incoherent
words of comfort . Dizzy with the blow she had received , she clung to him
If you love me , leave me — leave me ! Do not see me or speak to me again ” her
silence added the words she could not utter , - brill then . ' other , – ] ~ brill then . )
" ~ ~ . " CHAPTER XIV . GETTING READY FOR SEA . M AURICE BOOK IV .
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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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