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The Resource The watch tower, Elizabeth Harrower ; [introduced by Joan London]

The watch tower, Elizabeth Harrower ; [introduced by Joan London]

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The watch tower
Title
The watch tower
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Harrower ; [introduced by Joan London]
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Language
eng
Summary
"Breaking their poses like trees snapping branches, the women urgently regarded each other, cleared away all signs of work in an instant, examined their souls for defects, in a sense crossed themselves, and waited." After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry Laura if she will have him. Little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty, his need to control. Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power
Summary
After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry Laura if she will have him. Little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty, his need to control. Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power.
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Additional physical form
Also available online.
Awards note
"Winner of the Patrick White Award 1996"--Cover.
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10184152
Cataloging source
ANL
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1928-
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Harrower, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1948-
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London, Joan
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True
Series statement
Text classics
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  • Australian fiction
  • Sisters
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The watch tower, Elizabeth Harrower ; [introduced by Joan London]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published by Macmillan 1966
Control code
000048562924
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 335 p.
Isbn
9781921922428
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
The watch tower, Elizabeth Harrower ; [introduced by Joan London]
Publication
Note
First published by Macmillan 1966
Control code
000048562924
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 335 p.
Isbn
9781921922428
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

Library Locations

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