The Resource Jessica

Jessica

Label
Jessica
Title
Jessica
Statement of responsibility
Bryce Courtenay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob – but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born ... with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity. The rivalry of Jessica and her beautiful sister for the love of the same man will echo throughout their lives – until finally the truth must be told. Set in the harsh Australian bush against the outbreak of World War I, this novel is heartbreaking in its innocence, and shattering in its brutality. 'A deserved bestseller, based on fact, a story told with heartbreaking honesty.' Australian Women's Weekly 'Courtenay draws on the social satire of Jane Austen and the dark forces of Thomas Hardy, and his tragic heroine parallels Antigone ... ' Herald Sun brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay
Summary
Based on the life of a young Australian woman who defied the conventions of her time. She had a stubborn streak and the courage to act out her convictions, in spite of the consequences. This story describes her personal fight for justice against odds, and a testimony to the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
352841
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryce Courtenay
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Jessica
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006450
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742280653
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jessica
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006450
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742280653
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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