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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Weigall Lindsay, Lady
Publisher: Australia : Penguin Books, 2018. ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Horror fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Weigall Lindsay, Lady
ISBN: 9780143787204 0143787209
OCLC Number: 1032369012
Description: 188 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Joan Lindsay.

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It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. A beguiling masterpiece of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca as a masterpiece of otherworldly intrigue.

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