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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No , indeed , ” says poor Mrs . Vickers , with the old girlishness shadowed by six
years ; “ I shall be only too glad . A dreadful place ! John ' s duties , however , are
imperative . But the wind ! My dear Mr . Frere , you ' ve no idea of “ it . I wanted to
His wife , poor Mrs . Vickers . ” “ Indeed ! What of her ? ” asked Meekin ,
bestowing a condescending bow on a passer - by . “ Is she an invalid ? ” “ She is
dead , poor soul , ” returned jolly Mrs . Jellicoe , with a fat sigh . “ You don ' t mean
to say ...
A RELIC OF MACQUARIE HARBOUR . " Vou must try and save him from further
punishment , ” said 1 Sylvia , next bday , to Frere . “ I did not mean to betray the
poor creature , but I had made myself nervous by reading that convict ' s story .
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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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