The Adventures of Ralph Rashleigh
by James Tucker
Lloyd O'Neil, 1981, hardcover with illustrated boards, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
"This 'account of a penal exile' covers a great sweep of nineteenth century life - from the busy streets of the London underworld, to the harsh realities of the penal colony of New South Wales.
Here, in horrifying detail, are the English prison hulks; the crowded hell of the transport vessels' the cruelty of the gaolers and the overseers at the agricultural settlement at Emu Plains; the privations of the early settlers; brushes with marauding bushrangers and confrontations with tribes of 'murderous blacks'."