The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver
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The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

Published

1 April 2010

ISBN

9780522856163

Pages

288

Weight

367g

Size

233mm x 157mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver
The best of colonial Australian romance fiction is collected in this anthology.
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction collects captivating stories of love and passion, longing and regret. In these tales women arriving in the New World make decisions about relationships and marriage, social conventions, finances and career—and even the future of the nation itself. The 'slim and graceful' Australian girl becomes a new character type: independent, self-possessed and full of promise. These stories also show women gaining experience about the world, and the men, around them. They are put to the test by a new life and a new place. And not every relationship works out well.
The best of colonial Australian romance fiction is collected in this anthology, from writers such as Ada Cambridge, Rosa Praed, Francis Adams, Henry Lawson, Mura Leigh and many others.
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction collects captivating stories of love and passion, longing and regret. In these tales women arriving in the New World make decisions about relationships and marriage, social conventions, finances and career—and even the future of the nation itself. The 'slim and graceful' Australian girl becomes a new character type: independent, self-possessed and full of promise. These stories also show women gaining experience about the world, and the men, around them. They are put to the test by a new life and a new place. And not every relationship works out well.
The best of colonial Australian romance fiction is collected in this anthology, from writers such as Ada Cambridge, Rosa Praed, Francis Adams, Henry Lawson, Mura Leigh and many others.

Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder is Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. His co-authored books Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998), After the Celebration: Australian Fiction 1989-2007 (2009) and anthologies of Australian fiction are published by Melbourne University Press.

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Rachael Weaver

Rachael Weaver

Rachael Weaver is a Senior Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne. She is author of The Criminal of the Century (2006).

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