The Miles Franklin award-winning classic. 'One of the greatest books written this century' - The Illustrated London News 'the thing I am trying to get at is what made Jack different from me. Different all through our lives, I mean, and in a special sense, not just older or nobler or braver or less clever.' David and Jack Meredith grow up in a patriotic suburban Melbourne household during the First World War, and go on to lead lives that could not be more different. through the story of the two brothers, George Johnston created an enduring exploration of two Australian myths: that of the man who loses his soul as he gains worldly success, and that of the tough, honest Aussie battler, whose greatest ambition is to serve his country during the war. Acknowledged as one of the true Australian classics, My Brother Jack is a deeply satisfying, complex and moving literary masterpiece. David Meredith's story continues in the sequels Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay. 'Enthralling ...entertaining ...vividly original - the Age
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Book Description Flamingo, Australia, 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. First Thus. PB, pictorial card covers, 346pp. Moderate rubbing, creasing to covers, inside has tanning to page edges, else square, clean & tight. First published in 1964, follows the fortunes of the Meredith family, and the first part of a trilogy. Miles Franklin Award winner. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # jen005128
Book Description Flamingo, Melbourne, 1987. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. New Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 346 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges slightly foxed. Through the story of two brothers who grew up in patriotic, suburban Melbourne, George Johnston created an enduring exploration of two Australian myths - that of the man who loses his soul as he gains worldly success, and that of the tough, honest, Aussie battler. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Australia; Family & Relationships. ISBN: 000654259x. ISBN/EAN: 9780006542599. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2991. Bookseller Inventory # 2991