Australian Ballads & Short Stories (The Penguin Book Of

Australian Ballads & Short Stories (The Penguin Book Of

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The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads offers a rich mixture of old favourites and re-discovered verse and song. From the horrors of convict floggings to the pleasures of a cheerful glass; from the defiance of Bold Jack Donahoo to the desire to strangle Billy if he sings 'The Wild Colonial Boy'; from the squatter's wife trapped in the bush to the woman who rejoices when her husband falls down a mine shaft. These are the voices of the Australian experience from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 137 x 207 x 50mm | 646g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Viking Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0670041777
  • 9780670041770

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