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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Voss
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick White, Introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 428
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307961495
    ISBN 10: 0307961494
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 823/.914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11400
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR9619.3.W5 V63 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Author Information
    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.