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A Fringe of Leaves

A Fringe of Leaves
Autor: White, Patrick
Vydavateľ: Avon
Rok: 1978
Obal: soft
Počet strán: 373
Stav: 4/5
Cena: € 3.40

A Fringe of Leaves is the tenth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White.

Returning to England in 1840, the Bristol Maid is shipwrecked on the Queensland Coast and Mrs Roxburgh is taken prisoner by a tribe of Aborigines. In the course of her escape, she is torn by loyalties - to her dead husband, to her rescuer, to her own and to her adoptive class.

The novel sets in sharp relief the distinctions between men and women, whites and blacks, the convicts and the free, and English colonists and Australian settlers. The contrast between Ellen's rural Cornish background and the English middle-class she has married into is also highlighted.

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