Australian classics : 50 great writers and their celebrated works / Jane Gleeson-White.

Gleeson-White, Jane [Browse]
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
ix, 338 p. ; 23 cm.


Summary note
In her acclaimed "Classics: Books for Life" Jane Gleeson-White made a heartfelt call to 'read for life', and an invaluable literary excavation into our reading past to rediscover the great masterpieces that move and inspire us and to learn why they still resonate with us today. Now Gleeson-White turns her attention to Australian Classics: beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books and seminal works of non-fiction are brought together here and compellingly presented for us to find or rediscover. Australian Classics celebrates our greatest works of literature and tells us why they matter and what they give us as readers. It is an inspired and inspiring feast of the great Australian books that make exalted readers of us all.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. 'Robbery Under Arms' by Rolf Boldrewood
  • 2. 'Such is Life' by Joseph Furphy
  • 3. 'The Sick Stockrider' by Adam Lindsay Gordon
  • 4. 'His Natural Life' by Marcus Clarke
  • 5. 'The Chosen Vessel' by Barbara Baynton
  • 6. 'The Man From Snowy River' by Banjo Paterson
  • 7. 'Nationality' by Mary Gilmore
  • 8. 'The Drover's Wife' by Henry Lawson
  • 9. 'Lilith' by Christopher Brennan
  • 10. 'Seven Little Australians' by Ethel Turner
  • 11. 'The Getting of Wisdom' by Henry Handel Richardson
  • 12. 'The Gentle Water Bird' by John Shaw Neilson
  • 13. 'My Brilliant Career' by Miles Franklin
  • 14. 'The Magic Pudding' by Norman Lindsay
  • 15. 'Coonardoo' by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • 16. '10 for 66 and all that' by Arthur Mailey
  • 17. 'Lucinda Brayford' by Martin Boyd
  • 18. 'A Fortunate Life' by AB Facey
  • 19. 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' by Joan Lindsay
  • 20. 'Five Bells' by Kenn
  • 21. 'Capricornia' by Xavier Herbert
  • 22. 'The Man Who Loved Children' by Christina Stead
  • 23. 'The Pea-pickers' by Eve Langley
  • 24. 'A Letter from Rome' by AD Hope
  • 25. 'Voss' by Patrick White
  • 26. 'My Brother Jack' by George Johnston
  • 27. 'Woman to Child' by Judith Wright
  • 28. 'Tirra Lirra by the River' by Jessica Anderson
  • 29. 'Power Without Glory' by Frank Hardy
  • 30. 'No More Boomerang' by Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  • 31. 'Storm Boy' by Colin Thiele
  • 32. 'The Lucky Country' by Donald Horne
  • 33. 'Milk and Honey' by Elizabeth Jolley
  • 34. 'The Acolyte' by Thea Astley
  • 35. 'The Glass Canoe' by David Ireland
  • 36. 'The Tyranny of Distance' by Geoffrey Blainey
  • 37. 'The Transit of Venus' by Shirley Hazzard
  • 38. 'An Imaginary Life' by David Malouf
  • 39. 'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith' by Thomas Keneally
  • 40. 'Visitants' by Randolph Stow
  • 41. 'Grand Days' by Frank Moorhouse
  • 42. 'The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cycle' by Les Murray
  • 43. 'The Fatal Shore' by Robert Hughes
  • 44. 'The Plains' by Gerald Murnane
  • 45. 'Monkey Grip' by Helen Garner
  • 46. 'Our Sunshine' by Robert Drewe
  • 47. 'True History of the Kelly Gang' by Peter Carey
  • 48. 'Lilian's Story' by Kate Grenville
  • 49. 'My Place' by Sally Morgan
  • 50. 'Cloudstreet' by Tim Winton.
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