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1987 Edition - First published in book form in 1874.
Publisher - Reader's Digest - Worlds Best Reading Series.
Cover is hard bound 1/8th Grey Leatherette with Double Gilt Vertical Bands and Dark Red Heavy paper. Gilt Decorative Design Borders and Lettering. Minor damage to Red Heavy Paper at left edge. Good condition.
Dust Jacket is not present.
End Papers are intact. Inside Front and Back Covers are Medium Grey.
Preliminaries - Frontispiece Black/White Illustration, Preface, Maps, List of Contents, Prologue.
Main Text Body - 478 Pages. Fine and Clean. Illustrations throughout are by Douglas Albion. 'His Natural Life' was first published in monthyl6y instalments in the 'Australian Journal' 1870-1872. Subsequently it was revised by the author for publication in book form. This edition contains the complete text of Marcus Clarke's original book edition published in 1874. Biography of Author leaflet is present .
End Matters - Epilogue, Appendix and Afterword by W N Scott.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt Lettering and Borders
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

World's Best Reading is a series of classic books published by Readers Digest beginning in 1982. This edition contains the complete text of Marcus Clarke's original book edition published in 1874.

To protect his Mother's good name, a young Englishman allows himself to be convicted for a crime he did not commit. He is sentenced to transportation 'For The Term of his Natural Life' to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land. A powerful and dramatic story of love and self-sacrifice, trust and betrayal, hope and despair : an Australian classic.
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