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    DescriptionIn 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia-An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.


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    Title
    The Fatal Shore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099448549
    ISBN 10: 0099448548
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030, SOC030000
    DC21: 994.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JF, 1DBK, 1MBF
    Thema V1.0: JKVP, NHM
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Hughes, art critic of Time magazine and twice winner of the American College Art Association's F. J. Mather Award for distinguished criticism, is author of The Shock of the New, and of Heaven and Hell in Western Art, both written before the present work. He is also author of the acclaimed Nothing if Not Critical, "criticism at its most intelligent and impressive, trenchant, lucid, elegantly written" in the words of William Boyd; a work on Frank Auerbach; Barcelona, and Culture of Complaint, essays on the fraying of America, described in the Observer as " the most bracing of critical broadsides against new anti-intellectual tyrannies". Robert Hughes died in August 2012.
    Review quote
    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.