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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Rufus Dawes , catching sight of these last , came to the conclusion that the boats
had been to " Phillip Island , where the " garden ” Chad been established , and
taken off the gardeners and garden produce . Rufus Dawes decided that the ...
Ay , ” said “ timid Porter , mindful of a similar exploit , “ and if we ' re taken , they
can tell what we have done . Don ' t let our affair be like that of the Cyprus , to
leave them to starve . ” “ Ay , ay , ” says Barker , “ you ' re right ! When Fergusson
The rapid utterance ' seemed to have taken the Court so much by surprise that no
one interrupted him . “ I was sentenced to death for bolting , sir , and they
reprieved me because I helped them in the boat . Helped them ! Why , I made it !
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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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