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.
Resultados 1-3 de 91
The man of education learned strange secrets of house - breakers ' craft , and the
vulgar ruffian of St . Giles took lessons of self - control from the keener intellect of
the professional swindler . The fraudulent clerk and the flash “ cracksman ...
He then doubled the guards , took the keys of the prison himself from the non -
commissioned officer whose duty it was to keep them , and saw that the howitzer
on the lower deck was loaded with grape . It was a quarter to seven when Pine ...
Of course , I couldn ' t let him ' go , but I took him out of the ' chain - gang and put
him on the Osprey . You saw her in the dock as you came in . He worked for
some time very well , and then tried to bolt again . ” “ The old trick . Ha ! ha ! don ' t
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
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
General Editors Foreword
List of Abbreviations
Derechos de autor
Otras 60 secciones no mostradas