by Poster, Jem.
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
When past indiscretions catch up with Charles Redbourne, a minor English landowner, he is propelled from England to Australia, where he plans to make his mark as a naturalist. There, his life begins to change dramatically, not least when he meets his host's wayward, artistic daughter. But it is on an expedition in search of scientific specimens in the Blue Mountains that events take a terrifying turn. Vividly conveying the unspoken codes of Victorian society, this is a gripping tale of emotional and psychological reckoning that offers an inspired meditation on the relationship between humankind and the natural world.
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Scientific expeditions -- Australia -- Fiction.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Woodstock, NY :Overlook Press,2009
325 pages ; 21 cm