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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Have you thought of the fate of your own wife and child ? ” Vickers shuddered . "
Have it your way , Mr . Pine ; you know best perhaps . But don ' t risk more lives
than you can help . ” " Be easy , sir , ” says old Pine ; “ I am acting for the best ...
contempt ; and his gross nature ' seemed to triumph over the finer one of his wife .
" It may be admitted at once that all love had long since become eliminated from
their social relations . The young , impulsive , delicate girl , who had given ...
Write to this man , and tell him that before I receive his wife , I wish to see him
alone . No — do not let him come here until the truth be known . I will go to him . ”
It was with some trepidation that Mr . Richard , sitting with his wife ' in the drawing
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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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