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The Resource English passengers, Matthew Kneale

English passengers, Matthew Kneale

Label
English passengers
Title
English passengers
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Kneale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1857 when Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania. His traveling partner, Dr. Thomas Potter, unbeknownst to Wilson, is developing a sinister thesis about the races of men. Meanwhile, an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people<U+2019>s struggles against the invading British, a story that begins in 1824, moves into the present with approach of the English passengers in 1857, and extends into the future in 1870. These characters and many others come together in a storm of voices that vividly bring a past age to life
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6061.N37
LC item number
E54 2000
Literary form
fiction
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S.A. ed.
Extent
ix, 446 p.
Isbn
9780385497442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99016402
System control number
ocm41548194
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S.A. ed.
Extent
ix, 446 p.
Isbn
9780385497442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99016402
System control number
ocm41548194

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