The Resource Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Wanting, Richard Flanagan

Label
Wanting
Title
Wanting
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a 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 civilization -- one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed on savagery, impulse, and desire. Years later, somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering 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 life
Cataloging source
ANL
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1961-
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Flanagan, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mathinna
  • Franklin, Jane
  • Franklin, John
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Indigenous women
Target audience
general
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043182901
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781741666557
Label
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
Publication
Control code
000043182901
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781741666557

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