The Fortunes of Richard Mahony

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN: N.A

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Richard Mahony is a restless man. Ballarat, England, Melbourne, Europe, the bush: elsewhere is always better. Searching for a place, a meaning, a life, Mahony and his wife Mary journey from wealth to poverty, order to chaos, sanity to the asylum. The Fortunes of Richard Mahony is a towering novel. This edition reproduces the text of the 1930 Heinemann edition, which gathered all three books in one volume. It includes a new introduction by Peter Craven. Henry Handel Richardson was born in Melbourne in 1870. She was was sent to board at the Presbyterian Ladies College in 1883—an experience that provided material for her novel The Getting of Wisdom. She published her first novel, Maurice Guest, in 1908, followed by the trilogy that would become The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Her final novel The Young Cosima appeared in 1939. Peter Craven is one of Australia's best-known literary critics. He was a founding editor of...
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The Fortunes of Richard Mahony

Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule

Author: Henry Handel Richardson (pseud)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 990

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The Fortunes of Richard Mahony

Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule

Author: Henry Handel Richardson (pseud)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 990

View: 1988

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Henry Handel Richardson 1870-1946

A bibliography to honour the centenary of her birth

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642989575

Category: Women and literature

Page: 82

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The Council of the National Library, in arranging a one day seminar, an evening public lecture and an exhibition for 23 November, 1970 to honour the centenary of Henry Handel Richardson's birth, decided also to publish a Henry Handel Richardson bibliography. This bibliography records not only printed works, but also a range of other source materials including the writer's original manuscripts held in the National Library. It has been compiled by Gay Howells who has also chosen the items for exhibition.
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The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 014043710X

Category: Fiction

Page: 936

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Set in Australia during the gold-mining boom, this remarkable trilogy is one of the classics of Australian literature. Henry Handel Richardson's great literary achievement, comprising the novels Australia Felix, The Way Home and Ultima Thule, weaves together many themes. Richard Mahony, despite finding initial contentment with his wife, Mary, becomes increasingly dissatisfied with his ordered life. His restlessness is not understood by Mary, who has to endure the constant shattering of her security as Richard desperately attempts to free himself; his attempts finally plunge them into poverty. In the figure of Richard Mahony, Richardson captures the soul of the emigrant, ever restless, ever searching for some equilibrium, yet never really able to settle anywhere. Richard's search, though, is also the more universal one for a meaning that will validate and give purpose to his existence.
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Henry Handel Richardson

A Life

Author: Michael Ackland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521840552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Henry Handel Richardson is celebrated for her classic Australian novels The Getting of Wisdom and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, yet her own life-story is still to be fully told. This enthralling 2004 book is a complete biography of this enigmatic Australian literary icon. Drawing on previously unavailable records, the book sheds light on Richardson's unconventional life. Beginning with her traumatic childhood, then tracing in detail the largely unknown story of the eleven formative years Richardson spent on the Continent, the book goes on to explore the personal and social forces that moved her during her long years as a London intellectual, concluding with her last ordeal as a frail spectator in the front-line of the Battle of Britain.
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A Season in New South Wales

Author: George Perkins

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105986446

Category: Travel

Page: 252

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In 1989 we visited Australia, where we taught American Literature at the University of Newcastle on a Fulbright Grant. We read Australian literature, and were very much impressed by Australian writers and the picture they gave of their country. We traveled within the country from the coast to the Outback, saw koalas and kangaroos and wombats in the wlld, fossicked for gold, and flew to China, where we also lectured and visited the Summer Palace and the Great Wall during a time of great stress within that country. A later return to Australia showed a country much changed from the one we had first seen, but still a wonderful place.
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The Cultivation of Whiteness

Science, Health, and Racial Destiny in Australia

Author: Warwick Anderson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822338406

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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A history of the role of biological theories in the construction and "protection" of whiteness in Australia from the first European settlement through World War II.
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Maurice Guest

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1920899049

Category: Australians

Page: 631

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Maurice Guest was Richardson's first novel which she began in 1897. It was first published in London in 1908, and is still recognised as influential today. In 1888 the family moved to Germany and she read widely in European literature and began her own writing career with her first novel Maurice Guest (1908).
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Australia Felix

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732666867

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Reproduction of the original: Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson
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Voss

Roman

Author: Patrick White

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462411446

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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Um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts treffen sich in Sydney die Teilnehmer einer Expedition, die im Auftrag einiger wohlhabender Bürger der Kolonie das unbekannte Innere des australischen Kontinents erforschen soll. Ihr Leiter ist Johann Ulrich Voß, ein deutscher Wissenschaftler. In der betriebsamen Atmosphäre der aufblühenden Hauptstadt von Neu-Südwales mit ihren Kaufleuten und Offizieren, den verwöhnten und schönen Frauen einer reichen, selbstzufriedenen Gesellschaft lernt der spröde, aber von unbändigem Willen besessene Voß Laura Trevelyan, eine junge Waise, kennen. Obwohl es nur zu einer flüchtigen Begegnung kommt und Voß bald darauf mit seiner Expedition die Stadt verläßt, soll eine seltsam tiefe Leidenschaft ihrer beider Schicksal eng verketten.Die Expedition bringt unvorstellbare Anstrengungen und Entbehrungen. Die physischen Belastungen, denen die Männer in einer mächtigen, dem Menschen feindlichen Natur unterworfen sind, die Zerwürfnisse unter ihnen, die Überfälle der Ureinwohner und schließlich der tragische Ausgang des Unternehmens sind die äußeren Geschehnisse, die Patrick White in einer ironisch-realistischen, an kühnen Bildern und eigenwilligen Metaphern reichen Sprache schildert.Gleichsam auf einer zweiten Bühne spielen sich die Vorgänge in Sydney ab, wo Laura die wahre Wirklichkeit ihres Lebens in jenen Visionen erlebt, in denen sie Voß auf seinem Schicksalsweg begleitet und über Raum und Zeit hinweg an seinem vermessenen Streben, an seiner Niederlage und inneren Wandlung leidenschaftlichen Anteil nimmt. So wird in den farbigen Kulissen des kolonialen Lebens eine Welt hintergründiger Beziehungen und magischer Verstrickungen sichtbar, in der sich die zwiespältige Persönlichkeit des deutschen Forschers Voß zu legendärer Größe entfaltet.
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Australia

Author: Jeffery Pike

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9789812347992

Category: Travel

Page: 404

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With evocative, full-color photography on every page and cross-referenced, full-color maps throughout, this installment of the world's largest visual travel guide series provides readers with the ultimate insider's perspective on the land down under.
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Myself When Young

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781417996230

Category:

Page: 228

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The writer whom many of the critics call one of the greatest of novelists has here told the story of her own childhood and youth. When Henry (Ethel F. Lindesay Robertson) died she left all but completed a volume of autobiography concerned with her youth in Australia, her subsequent stay in Leipzig and the first years of her intensely happy marriage. Final details were available from the notes and diary of her husband, and these together with an essay on her work are added to complete the book.
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The Young Cosima

Author: Henry Handel Richardson

Publisher: Arcadia

ISBN: 9781740970549

Category: Music

Page: 378

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In this book (published in 1939), the Australian-born novelist Henry Handel Richardson returns to her lifelong interest in the psychological and artistic growth of the modern woman. As in her first novel, Maurice Guest, the context is the world of music. Cosima, the younger daughter of Franz Liszt, was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Here, in her last novel, Richardson chooses the turbulent, crucial period (1855-68) from Cosima's engagement and marriage to the neurotic musical genius Hans von B?low until her painful, inevitable abandonment of him in order to live with Richard Wagner. The author spares nothing of the irony that von B?low served and idolised his friend Wagner, his hero in 'the Cause' of the 'New Music'.
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