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The Everyman's Library edition of this classic account of an epic physical and spiritual journey across the outback—by the only Australian writer to win the Nobel Prize—has a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding with a silk ribbon marker, and includes a chronology and an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare.

The character of Johann Voss is based on an actual nineteenth-century explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, who attempted to cross the entire continent of Australia from east to west in 1848 but disappeared in the attempt. With visionary intensity, Patrick White imagines Voss's last journey across the desert and the waterlogged plains of central Australia. But this magisterial novel is also a love story, for the explorer is inextricably bound up with an orphaned young woman whose inner life, like his own, is at odds with the world. In language poetic and passionate yet grounded in shrewd, often comic, social observations and naturalistic portrayals of farmers, convicts, employers, servants, and aborigines, White creates both a spellbinding adventure and a myth for our time.

About the Author

PATRICK WHITE (1912-1990), an Australian novelist and playwright, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973. His novel The Vivisector was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307961495
Author:
White, Patrick
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.28 x 1.18 in 1.26 lb

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Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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