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The Resource Happy valley, Patrick White ; introduction by Peter Craven

Happy valley, Patrick White ; introduction by Peter Craven

Label
Happy valley
Title
Happy valley
Statement of responsibility
Patrick White ; introduction by Peter Craven
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1939, Happy Valley is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains. Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valley paints a portrait of a community in a desolate landscape. It is a jagged and restless study of small-town and country life. White was twenty-seven when Happy Valley was published by George C. Harrop in London. This mesmerising first novel gives us a prolonged glimpse of literary genius in the making. It won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1941, but White did not allow the novel to be republished in English in his lifetime. Its appearance now in the Text Classics series is a major literary event. Happy Valley is the missing piece in the extraordinary jigsaw of White's work.
Award
Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 1941.
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368389
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-1990
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Patrick
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Craven, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Text classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rural communities
Target audience
adult
Label
Happy valley, Patrick White ; introduction by Peter Craven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published : London, George C. Harrap, 1939
Control code
000049143289
Extent
xiii, 407 p.
Isbn
9781921922916
System control number
(OCoLC)793911156
Label
Happy valley, Patrick White ; introduction by Peter Craven
Publication
Note
Originally published : London, George C. Harrap, 1939
Control code
000049143289
Extent
xiii, 407 p.
Isbn
9781921922916
System control number
(OCoLC)793911156

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