Synopses & Reviews
With over 10 million copies sold worldwide, here is the towering epic about three generations of a remarkable family in the Australian outback that was the basis for one of the most beloved television miniseries of all time. The Boston Globe called it "the kind of book the word 'blockbuster' was made for." The inaugural edition of our Modern Classics series, this is the only hardcover edition of The Thorn Birds currently in print.
"A heart-rending epic...truly marvelous." Chicago Tribune
"Beautiful....Compelling entertainment." New York Times
"Explodes with a powerful sensitivity for human emotions..." Pittsburgh Press
"A publishing phenomenon of epic proportions..." Philadelphia Bulletin
In the rugged Australian Outback, three extraordinary generations of Clearys live through joy and sadness, bitter defear and magnificent triumph driven by their dreams, sustained by remarkable strength of character...and torn by dark passions, violence and a scandalous family legacy of forbidden love.
About the Author
Colleen McCullough enjoys worldwide renown, and her novels are bestsellers in a multitude of languages. She is the author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune's Favorites, as well as Caesar's Women. She lives with her husband, Ric Robinson, on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.