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For the Term of His Natural Life.

Author: Marcus Clarke
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forced to conceal his identity and forego his inheritance, Rufus Dawes is unjustly implicated in his father's murder, convicted of theft and sentenced to be transported to Australia, where he encounters the brutality of the penal system. First published as a serial in the Australian Journal between 1870 and 1872 and in a revised, shortened form as a novel in 1874, For the Term of His Natural Life is an Australian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clarke, Marcus.
For the Term of His Natural Life.
New York : The History Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Clarke
ISBN: 9780752471709 0752471708
OCLC Number: 779140942
Description: 1 online resource (881 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction to the Modern Edition; Prologue; Book I--The Sea, 1827; I. The Prison Ship; II. Sarah Purfoy; III. The Monotony Breaks; IV. The Hospital; V. The Barracoon; VI. The Fate of the "Hydaspes"; VII. Typhus Fever; VIII. A Dangerous Crisis; IX. Woman's Weapons; X. Eight Bells; XI. Discoveries and Confessions; XII. A Newspaper Paragraph; Book II--Macquarie Harbour, 1833; I. The Topography of Van Diemen's Land; II. The Solitary of "Hell's Gates"; III. A Social Evening; IV. The Bolter; V. Sylvia; VI. A Leap in the Dark. VII. The Last of Macquarie HarbourVIII. The Power of the Wilderness; IX. The Seizure of the "Osprey"; X. John Rex's Revenge; XI. Left At "Hell's Gates"; XII. "Mr." Dawes; XIII. What The Seaweed Suggested; XVI. A Wonderful Day's Work; XV. The Coracle; XVI. The Writing on the Sand; XVII. At Sea; Book III--Port Arthur, 1838; I.A Labourer in the Vineyard; II. Sarah Purfoy's Request; III. The Story of two Birds of Prey; IV. "The Notorious Dawes"; V. Maurice Frere's Good Angel; VI. Mr. Meekin Administers Consolation; VII. Rufus Dawes's Idyll; VIII. An Escape; IX. John Rex's Letter Home. X. What Became of the Mutineers of the "Osprey"XI. A Relic of Macquarie Harbour; XII. At Port Arthur; XIII. The Commandant's Butler; XIV. Mr. North's Indisposition; XV. One Hundred Lashes; XVI. Kicking Against the Pricks; XVII. Captain and Mrs. Frere; XVIII. In the Hospital; XIX. The Consolations of Religion; XX. "A Natural Penitentiary"; XXII. A Visit of Inspection; XXIII. Gathering in the Threads; XXIII. Running the Gauntlet; XXIV. In the Night; XXV. The Flight; XXVI. The Work of the Sea; XXVII. The valley of the Shadow of Death; Book IV--Norfolk Island, 1846. I. Extracted From the Diary of the Rev. James NorthII. The Lost Heir; III. Extracted From the Diary of the Rev. James North; IV. Extracted From the Diary of the Rev. James North; V. Mr. Richard Devine Surprised; VI. In Which the Chaplain is Taken Ill; VII. Breaking A Man's Spirit; VIII. Extracted From the Diary of the Rev. James North; IX. The Longest Straw; X.A Meeting; XI. Extracted From the Diary of the Rev. James North; XII. The Strange Behaviour of Mr. North; XIII. Mr. North Speaks; XIV. Getting Ready For Sea; XV. The Discovery; XVI. Fifteen Hours; XVII. The Redemption. XVIII. The CycloneEpilogue; Appendix.

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