The Resource Wild Island

Wild Island

Label
Wild Island
Title
Wild Island
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Livett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'My name is Harriet Adair, and forty years ago on that ship I was Jane Eyre's companion. That voyage also brought me friendship with another intrepid Jane: Lady Franklin. Her husband, Sir John, the Arctic Lion, was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land during the six turbulent years when Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester had good reason to be closely interested in the island.'Harriet Adair has come to Van Diemen's Land with Mrs Anna Rochester, who is recovering from years of imprisonment in the attic of 'Thornfield Hall'. Sent to the colony by Jane and Rochester, they are searching for the truth about Anna's past, trying to unearth long-buried secrets.Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, Commandant of Port Arthur Penal Settlement, fears some secrets of his own will be discovered when Sir John Franklin replaces Colonel Arthur as Governor. Franklin and his wife Jane arrive in Hobart Town to find the colony is run by a clique of Arthur's former army officers who have no intention of relinquishing their power.This dazzling modern recreation of a nineteenth century novel ingeniously entwines Jane Eyre's iconic love story with Sir John Franklin's great tale of exploration and empire. A brilliant and historically accurate depiction of Van Diemen's Land society in the 1800s, as well as a vivid portrayal of the human cost of colonisation, Wild Island shows us that fiction and history are not so different after all. Each story, whether it be truth or fiction, is shaped by its teller
Summary
A brilliant debut novel that provides an alternative ending to Jane Eyre in Van Diemen's Land
Pace
Writing style
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10533634
Cataloging source
ANL
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Livett, Jennifer
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Australian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Wild Island
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_286878
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534850
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wild Island
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_286878
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534850
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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