The Anthology of Colonial Romance Fiction

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The best examples of colonial Australian romance are collected in this anthology, from writers such as Ada Cambridge, Rosa Praed, Francis Adams, Henry Lawson, and many others. These fascinating stories show the many different outcomes of romance: happiness and marriage in some cases, loneliness and regret in others. They show colonial women challenged by a new life in a new place. But they show men being put to the test, too, and sometimes failing in the quest for love in a brave new world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522856160
  • 9780522856163
  • 674,409

About Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Melbourne and Principal Lecturer in English Media and Cultural Studies Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder is Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. His co-authored books Uncanny Australia- Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998) and After the Celebration- Australian Fiction 1989-2007 (2009) are both published by Melbourne University Press. Rachael Weaver is a Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Criminal of the Century (2006).
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