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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The nearest thing in the world , sir . ” “ Didn ' t you see any one ? ” “ Not a soul .
They must have taken to the boats . ” “ Then they can ' t be far off , ” cried Blunt ,
sweeping the horizon with his glass . “ They must have pulled all the way , for
You don ' t know her ! Oh , a dear little thing . ” " I have only met Major ... A sad
thing , ” said Mrs . Jellicoe . “ Quite a romance , if it was not so sad , you ...
Captain Frere was with them , too . The poor things had a dreadful time , and
nearly died .
But then we do think such things . It seems to me that I am double , that I have ... I
dream such strange things now and then . I am always falling down precipices
and ... interruption , “ there is one strange thing . You are always there , Maurice .
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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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