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The Resource Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Label
Wanting
Title
Wanting
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot Aboriginal girl sits for her portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilisation - one that will determine whether science and reason can be imposed in place of savagery and desire. Years pass. Sir John Franklin has disappeared, along with his crew and two ships, on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified as reports of cannibalism filter back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own soul..."--Back cover
Summary
Assuming the governorship of the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, Sir John Franklin and his wife adopt a young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, and ten years later after Franklin and his crew disappear in the Arctic, Charles Dickens takes an interest in the story, which has a profound affect on this own life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2009.
  • Tasmanian Book Prize, 2011.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
302488
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Flanagan, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, John
  • Franklin, Jane
  • Mathinna
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Australian fiction
  • Indigenous women
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Indigenous women
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000047686670
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781742755120
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)750178186
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000047686670
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781742755120
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)750178186

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