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Wanting (Paperback, 3rd edition)

By Flanagan, Richard

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NOW AVAILABLE IN A NEW VINTAGE EDITION 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for her portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the ...subject of a grand experiment in civilisation - one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed in place of savagery, impulse and desire. Eighteen years pass. Sir John Franklin has disappeared, along with his crew and two ships, on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified as reports of cannibalism filter back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own soul. As several lives become conjoined by unexpected events and tragedies, WANTING transforms into a remarkable meditation on the ways in which desire - and its denial - shape our lives. 'The best novel I have read this year or expect to read for several more' -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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ISBN 9781742755120
Published AU 1 Feb 2012
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback, 3rd edition
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ISBN-13 9781742755120
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage (Australia)
Published 1 Feb 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback, 3rd edition
Edition 3rd edition
Author(s) By Flanagan, Richard
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 124mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 196g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Franklin, John, Aboriginal Australians - Tasmania, Dickens, Charles, Franklin, Jane
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade