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The Resource The longing, Candice Bruce

The longing, Candice Bruce

Label
The longing
Title
The longing
Statement of responsibility
Candice Bruce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Australia in the 1840s, the lives of two very different women intersect. Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria from her Scottish homeland by her bankrupt father; Leerpeen Weelan, her Aboriginal servant known as Louisa, has lost her tribe in a bloody act of violence. Forced to marry a man she does not love, and isolated from all society, Ellis is resigned to a wretched life on the remote Western District homestead of Strathcarron. After the tragic death of two babies, she is ready is give up altogether. Although Louisa has endured unspeakable suffering, she becomes an unprecedented source of guidance, friendship and strength for Ellis. When the American Romantic landscape painter, sketcher and collector Sanford P. Hart comes to stay at Strathcarron, the two women are transformed forever - in both enriching and devastating measures. More than 150 years later, ambitious curatorial assistant Cornelia, researching an exhibition on S. P. Hart for the National Gallery of Victoria, makes a remarkable discovery that has the potential to rewrite history. However, it is not Hart's paintings that offer a glimpse into the untold events of nineteenth-century rural Australia, but rather something very rare . . . The Longing is a novel about loss, finding home and the significance of history - what is recorded and those events that remain undiscovered
Summary
Everything here was eventually tainted, Ellis thought. In Australia in the 1840s, the lives of two very different women intersect. Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria from her Scottish homeland by her bankrupt father; Leerpeen Weelan, her Aboriginal servant known as Louisa, has lost her tribe in a bloody act of violence. Forced to marry a man she does not love, and isolated from all society, Ellis is resigned to a wretched life on the remote Western District homestead of Strathcarron. After the tragic death of two babies, she is ready is give up altogether. Although Louisa has endured unspeakable suffering, she becomes an unprecedented source of guidance, friendship and strength for Ellis. When the American Romantic landscape painter, sketcher and collector Sanford P. Hart comes to stay at Strathcarron, the two women are transformed forever - in both enriching and devastating measures.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10120459
Cataloging source
ANL
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Bruce, Candice
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Painters
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Household employees
  • Western District (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The longing, Candice Bruce
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047599892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9781864712704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The longing, Candice Bruce
Publication
Control code
000047599892
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9781864712704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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