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This Auction is for three paperback books by Patrick White - Voss, The Vivisector and The Cockatoos


1. Voss, A sample of the information from the book’s cover: The plot of this novel is of epic simplicity in 1845 Voss sets out with a small band to cross the Australian continent for the first time. The tragic story of their terrible journey and its inevitable end is told with imaginative understanding.......

2. The Vivisector, A sample of the information from the book’s cover: Hurtle Duffield loves only what he paints. The men & women who court him during his long life are the materials of his art. He is The Vivisector dissecting their weaknesses with cruel precision: his sisters deformity a grocers moonlight indiscretion, the passionate illusions of such women as the sugar heiress Boo Davenport, and his mistress Hero Pavloussi, wife of a Greek shipping magnate. Only the egocentric adolescent he sees as his spiritual child elicits from him a deeper, more treacherous emotion. ...

3. The Cockatoos has six short novels and stories written by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White as listed:
i. A Woman’s Hand
ii. The Full Belly
iii. The Night the Prowler
iv. Five-Twenty
v. Sicilian Vespers
vi.The Cockatoos

A sample of the information from the book’s cover: These six short novels and stories achieve the majesty and power of the best Patrick White’s great novels. They prove beneath the confused and meretricious surface, exposing the true nature of things with chiselled, polish images.

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