A Fringe Of Leaves

Author: Patrick White

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  • : $25.00(NZD)
  • : 9780224012904
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  • : January 1976
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  • : Patrick White
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  • : Hardback
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  • : very good
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Barcode 9780224012904
9780224012904

Local Description

Name on front endpaper, light foxing to edges, spine ends bimped, dustjacket edgewear

Description

From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Set in Australia in the 1840s, A Fringe of Leaves combines dramatic action with a finely distilled moral vision. Returning home to England from Van Diemen's land, the Bristol Maid is shipwrecked on the Queensland coast and Mrs Roxburgh is taken prisoner by a tribe of Australian Aboriginals, along with the rest of the passengers and crew. In the course of her escape, she is torn by conflicting loyalties - to her dead husband, to her rescuer, to her own and to her adoptive class.