Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson

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"Some day,' Lawson wrote, 'an Australian writer will come along who'll remind the critics and readers of Dickens, Carlyle, and Thackeray mixed, and he'll do justice to these little customs of ours.' Even then that writer was at work, and his name was Lawson.'GEOFFREY BLAINEY, one of our great historians, has written a marvellous introduction into the life and works of Australia's favourite writers. A lifelong devotee, he has painstakingly selected the very best of Henry Lawson for this collection, which includes 'The Drover's Wife', 'Joe Wilson's Courtship', 'Water Them Geraniums' and 'The Loaded Dog'. With its tales of gold prospecting and of settlers suffering hardships and heartbreak, as well as his seldom seen verse, this is the essential Lawson collection - the classic of Australian classics.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 26mm | 421g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1877008117
  • 9781877008115

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Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia's most significant and popular historians. He has written some 36 full-length books including The Tyranny of Distance, Triumph of the Nomads, Black Kettle and Full Moon, A Short History of the 20th Century, Sea of Dangers, A Short History of Christianity and the best-selling A Short History of the World. Professor Blainey held chairs in economic history and then in plain history at the University of Melbourne for 21 years. He was a delegate to the 1998 Constitutional Convention and also chaired various Commonwealth government bodies, including the Australia Council, the Literature Board, the Australia-China Council, and the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. He is one of the few Australians whose biography appears in Encyclopaedia Britannica.show more