White, Patrick Voss (King Penguin)

ISBN 13: 9780140060089

Voss (King Penguin)

3.76 avg rating
( 1,684 ratings by GoodReads )
9780140060089: Voss (King Penguin)

The Everyman's Library edition of this classic account of an epic physical and spiritual journey across the outback—by the only Australian writer to win the Nobel Prize—has a full-cloth, quality hardcover binding with a silk ribbon marker, and includes a chronology and an introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare.

The character of Johann Voss is based on an actual nineteenth-century explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, who attempted to cross the entire continent of Australia from east to west in 1848 but disappeared in the attempt. With visionary intensity, Patrick White imagines Voss's last journey across the desert and the waterlogged plains of central Australia. But this magisterial novel is also a love story, for the explorer is inextricably bound up with an orphaned young woman whose inner life, like his own, is at odds with the world. In language poetic and passionate yet grounded in shrewd, often comic, social observations and naturalistic portrayals of farmers, convicts, employers, servants, and aborigines, White creates both a spellbinding adventure and a myth for our time.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


"One of the greatest magicians of fiction ... White's scope is vast and his invention endless" ( Observer)

"Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he pursues them with a single-minded energy and vision" ( Guardian)

"Australia's greatest novelist" (Geoffrey Rush)

"The outstanding figure in Australian fiction" ( New York Times)

Book Description:

Hidden love and adventure in the Australian desert - a novel of extraordinary power and virtuosity

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


White, Patrick
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140060081 ISBN 13: 9780140060089
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140060081 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140060081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.26
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds