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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... name he has usurped ; and , hiding himself from my sight , ' never set foot
again in house of mine . ” " You would not part me from my only son ! ” cried the
wretched woman . “ Take him with you to his father then . ” Richard Devine gently
They will never see kus , ” he cried . “ Dawes — Dawes ! Do you hear ? They will
never see us ! ” Rufus Dawes started as if from a trance . Lashing the sheet to the
pole which served as a gunwale , he laid the sleeping child by her mother , and ...
Save him ! Confound him , not I ! ” “ Ah , Maurice , you will . ” She spoke with a
suppressed sob in her voice . “ What is it to you . You don ' t care for me now .
You beat me , and turned me out of doors , though I never did you wrong . This
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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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