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The Fatal Shore
Author: Robert Hughes

ISBN: 9780099448549
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1 January 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.9 x 4.2
Description:
In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia...

An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia.

The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.

'An extraordinarily vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction'
Philip Ziegler

About the Author

Robert Hughes, art critic of Time magazine and twice winner of the American College Art Association's F.J. Mather Award for distinguished criticism, is author of The Shock of the New, and of Heaven and Hell in Western Art, both written before the present work.

He is also author of the acclaimed Nothing if Not Critical, "c...

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