The Long Prospect

The Long Prospect

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It was only necessary, she had discovered, for a person, place, or thing to be admired by her, to become the object of hilarity and scorn. They'd even laugh at Shakespeare, Emily thought ... They'd even laugh at God.

Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment.

Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 224g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489427015
  • 9781489427014

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'Harrower is one of those writers you can't believe you've missed - but what a joy to discover her.' -- The Daily Mail '[Harrower] reveals an astonishing facility to reveal a world in a few brush strokes.' -- The West Australian 'Harrower's writing is witty, desolate, truth-seeking, and complexly polished.' -- The New Yorker
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About Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower (born 1928 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian novelist and short story writer. Harrower published her first three novels in quick succession. In 1971 her fifth novel In Certain Circles was set to be published until she abruptly withdrew it from publication following the death of her mother. In an interview with The Australian, Harrower claimed that she had written the book under pressure after receiving a grant and called the act of writing it "forced labour". Afterwards she published a few short stories before giving her writing up entirely by 1977. Deidre Rubenstein is regarded as one of Australia's most accomplished actresses. As a stage actress, she has starred in productions with all major Australian theatre companies, and has created three highly acclaimed one-woman shows which have toured Australia and overseas. As a film actress, Deidre won an Australian Film Industry (AFI) award for Best Actress in the mini-series Palace of Dreams. Deidre is also a multi-award-winning narrator. Audiobooks narrated for Bolinda include Elizabeth Costello by Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee, Gilgamesh by Joan London, Elizabeth Harrower novels as well as ABC titles Australian Heroines of World War One, Miss Muriel Matters and Mrs Kelly.
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