Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills. Once the land is cleared and a rudimentary house built, he brings his wife Amy to the wilderness. Together they face lives of joy and sorrow as they struggle against the environment.
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"[This is] one of those magnificent novels given to us when a great writer is in perfect harmony with the mythic soul of humanity" (Carmen Callil Guardian)
"He is, in the finest sense, a world novelist" ( Guardian)
"His greatest novel, The Tree of Man is a tragic pastoral about the penitential struggle with nature in a grim Australian Eden" (Peter Conrad Observer)
"The novel has unforgettable scenes, marvellous characters, wide ranges of mood, strikingly fresh imagery - all those ingredients which make a novel...become a permanent part of our memory" ( Washington Post)
"A timeless work of art from which no essential element of life has been omitted" ( New York Times Book Review)
An extraordinary story about a couple’s experience of moving into the remote Australian wilderness by Nobel Prize-winner Patrick White.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140016570
Book Description Penguin Books, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140016570
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