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The Tree of Man, Riders in the Chariot, Four Plays by Patrick White

This Auction is for three paperback books
1. The Tree of Man- A sample of the information from the book’s cover ‘A monumental, moving epic - The Times’ This great novel could fittingly claim to stand as the Australian Book of Genesis. A young man, at the turn of the century, take a wife and carves out a home in the wilderness near one of the growing cities of Australia, Stan Parker becomes a small farmer he accepts like as he finds it, Amy bears his children and time brings him a procession of ordinary events – achievements, disappointments, sorrows, dramas, dreams. There is, too, the daily intercourse with neighbours of their kind and at the end death walks in the garden. ....

2. Riders in the Chariot - A sample of the information from the book’s cover: in The Tree of Man Patrick White re-created the Garden of Eden in Australia: Riders in the Chariot, his story of four outcast mystics. Powerfully re-enacts the story of the Crucifixion in a like setting......

3. Four Plays by Patrick White – Introduction by H.G Kippax
- The Ham Funeral
- The Season at Saraparilla
- The Cheery Soul
- Night on Bald Mountain
A sample of the information from the book’s cover: Patrick White plays are not metely offshoots from the main work of one of the world’s greatest novelists. He has always been passionately and practically interested in the theatre, and was written for the theatre before he published his first novel. All his play break down the barriers between tragedy and comedy, but they do not lad in the country of the absurd. The Ham Funeral, written in 2049 anticipates many ideas that gave new life to modern theatre. Its young man do dilemmas and the incomparable.....

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