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The Resource The hanging garden, Patrick White ; with a note from David Marr

The hanging garden, Patrick White ; with a note from David Marr

Label
The hanging garden
Title
The hanging garden
Statement of responsibility
Patrick White ; with a note from David Marr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two children are brought into a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War . The boy's mother died in the Bliltz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek prison. In wartime Australia, the two children form an extraordinary bond as they negoiate the dangers of life as strangers abandoned on the far side of the world... White put aside the novel at this point and how he planned to finish it remains a mystery. -- Cover
Summary
Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek prison. In wartime Australia, these two children form an extraordinary bond as they negotiate the dangers of life as strangers abandoned on the far side of the world. With the tenderness and rigour of an old, wise novelist, Patrick White explores the world of these children, the city of his childhood and the experience of war. The Hanging Garden ends as the news reaches Sydney of victory in Europe, and the children face their inevitable separation. White put the novel aside at this point and how he planned to finish the work remains a mystery. But at his death in 1990 he left behind a masterpiece in the making.
Writing style
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10276673
Cataloging source
DLC
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1912-1990
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White, Patrick
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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Marr, David
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Unfinished books
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The hanging garden, Patrick White ; with a note from David Marr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Hanging Garden has been transcribed from Patrick White's handwritten manuscript and, in the absence of a living author to consult, not edited."--p. [i]
Control code
000047965601
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781742752655
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The hanging garden, Patrick White ; with a note from David Marr
Publication
Note
"The Hanging Garden has been transcribed from Patrick White's handwritten manuscript and, in the absence of a living author to consult, not edited."--p. [i]
Control code
000047965601
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781742752655
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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