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The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
Author: Henry Handel Richardson

ISBN: 9781921922282
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26 April 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.21 x 6.1
He had never got within measurable distance of what he called life, at alldeep down in him, he knew, was an enormous residue of vitalityIt was like a buried treasure, jealously kept for the event of his one day catching up with life: not the bare scramble for a living that here went by that name, but Life with a capital L.

Richard Mahony is a restless man. Ballarat, England, Melbourne, Europe, the bush: elsewhere is always better. Searching for a place, a meaning, a life, and always loyally supported by his wife Mary, he journeys from shopkeeping to medicine, from poverty to wealth, from order to chaos. With its wisdom, intelligence and effortless narrative power, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony is a masterpiece.

About the Author

Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson was born into an affluent Melbourne family in 1870. Her father Walter was a doctor of medicine. When Richardson was nine he died of syphilis after being admitted to Melbourne's Kew mental asylum. His illness and suffering had a huge impact on his family.

After his...

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