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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He had mistaken his course , and he must turn ' round again . For two days did
this bewilderment last , and on the third he came to a mighty cliff that pierced with
its blunt pinnacle the clustering bush . He must go over or round this obstacle ...
This occurrence has spread consternation among the overseers , and they have
addressed a “ round - robin ” to the Commandant , praying to be relieved from
their positions . The way Frere has dealt with this petition is characteristic of him ...
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22 Almanack ] Almanac 136 : 22 Book ] Brook 137 : 10 then ] Om . 137 : 13 got
have got 138 : 12 bid you say 138 : 14 around ] round 140 : 11 Phillip ] Phillipe
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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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