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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Marcus Clarke, Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, Michael Roe, Elizabeth Webby
Lurline Stuart. " You are a strange girl ; I can ' t make you out . Come , ” and he
took her hand , " tell me what you are really . ” “ Will you promise not to tell ?
He ' ll tell you all about her — ay , and about many more — many more poor
souls that are at the bidding of any drunken brute that has stolen a pound note to
fee the Devil with ! " Oh , you good God in Heaven , will you not judge this man ? ”
Then , Captain Burgess , " * cries North , his pale face flushing , “ I tell you the boy
' s blood will be on your head . I am a Minister of God , sir , and I forbid you to
commit this crime . ” “ Damn your impertinence , ' sir , ” burst out Burgess . “ You '
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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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