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 76
The sound of her father ' s voice seemed to have roused her , for she began to
speak a little prayer : “ God bless papa and mamma , and God bless all on board
this ship . God bless me and make me good girl , for Jesus Christ ' s sake , our ...
Wait , ” she said , impatiently , listening for the voice whose owner she could not
see . “ Rufus Dawes ! Oh , I have heard that name before ! ” " You are a prisoner
of the Crown at the penal settlement of Port Arthur ? ” “ Yes . " “ For life ? ” “ For
... the direction from whence the sound came , as though they would pierce the
envious wood that separated him from the woman whose voice he had heard .
Maurice Frere sprang up and pushed his way through the crowd under the bench
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