The Dickens boy : a novel / Thomas Keneally.

Author
Keneally, Thomas [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Atria Books, 2022.
  • ©2020
Description
401 pages ; 24 cm.

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  • Edward Dickens, the tenth child of author Charles Dickens, has consistently let down his parents. Unable to apply himself at school and adrift in life, the teenaged boy is sent to Australia in the hopes that he can make something of himself--or at least fall out of the public eye. Determined to prove to his parents and more importantly, himself, that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness, Edward works hard at his new life amidst various livestock, bushrangers, shifty stock agents, and frontier battles.
  • Edward Dickens, tenth child of England's most famous author Charles Dickens, has consistently let down his parents. Unable to apply himself at school and adrift in life, the teenaged boy is sent to Australia in the hopes that he can make something of himself--or at least fail out of the public eye. He soon finds himself in the remote Outback, surrounded by Aboriginals, colonials, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Even here Edward encounters the same rabid veneration of his father that exists in England. But Edward has a secret: he has never read a single word of his father's beloved writing. Determined to prove to his parents and more importantly, himself, that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness, Edward works hard at his new life amidst various livestock, bushrangers, shifty stock agents, and frontier battles. -- adapted from jacket
Notes
Originally published in Australia in 2020 by Vintage, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-400).
ISBN
  • 9781982169145 ((hardcover))
  • 1982169141 ((hardcover))
OCLC
1236258947
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