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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Essential Novelists - Henry Handel Richardson Early Modern Australian Fiction
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'Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Henry Handel Richardson which are The Getting of Wisdom and Maurice Guest.
'Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, Australian novelist whose trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, combining description of an Australian immigrant's life and work in the goldfields with a powerful character study, is considered the crowning achievement of modern Australian fiction to that time.' (Publication summary)
 

Contents

* Contents derived from the Vachendorf, Bavaria,
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Germany,
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Tacet Books , 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Getting of Wisdom, Henry Handel Richardson , single work novel

'A coming-of-age story of a spontaneous heroine who finds herself ensconced in the rigidity of a turn-of-the-century boarding school. The clever and highly imaginative Laura has difficulty fitting in with her wealthy classmates and begins to compromise her ideals in her search for popularity and acceptance.' (From the publisher's website.)

Maurice Guest : Roman Maurice Guest, Henry Handel Richardson , Otto Neustaetter (translator) single work novel

'A passionate and controversial novel set in turn-of-the-century Europe

'Henry Handel Richardson’s debut, published in London in 1908, is set in the music scene of Leipzig, a cosmopolitan centre for the arts drawing students from around the world—among them Maurice Guest, a young Englishman, who falls helplessly in love with an Australian woman, Louise Dufrayer. Maurice Guest is the story of this overwhelming passion.

'The novel was deemed too controversial to be published as Richardson intended, and she was forced to cut twenty thousand words from the original manuscript and tone down its language.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Vachendorf, Bavaria,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Tacet Books ,
      2020 .
      image of person or book cover 6486703405566087263.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 532p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 9 May 2020
      ISBN: 9783968589077
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