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Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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In 19th-century Ireland, poor, fatherless Aidan O'Brien is befriended by the local landowner, and hated by his son, Devlin Kelly. Transported to Australia for a crime he didn't commit, Aidan fights to survive, first as a prisoner, then as an "emancipist" (an Australian word for ex-convict) until he attains success and finally happiness.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother, Elizabeth Sweeney, and for James Brian Walpole, who never doubted.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1985 .
      Extent: 1048p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains Author's Note explaining the historical context of the novel.
      ISBN: 0330286404
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Simon and Schuster , 1985 .
      Alternative title: The Emancipist : an unforgettable epic of Australia
      Extent: 1048p.
      Edition info: Book club edition.
      ISBN: 0671602098
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Century , 1985 .
      Extent: 1048p.
      ISBN: 0712610529
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Avon Books , 1987 .
      Alternative title: The Emancipist : an unforgettable epic of Australia
      Extent: 1048p.
      ISBN: 9780380701940, 0380701944
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Corgi Books , 1989 .
      Extent: 1056p.
      ISBN: 0947189181 (pbk.)
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