A House Is Built
by M. Bernard Eldershaw
Lloyd O'Neil, 1982, ISBN 0855503289, hardcover, dustjacket
Fine, Like New Condition, plastic protected Dustjacket
'A House Is Built' was co-winner of a $1000 prize offered in 1928 by the Sydney 'Bulletin' for the best novel submitted by an Australian author. It tells the story of the fortunes of James Hyde, an ex-Navy quartermaster, who starts business as a merchant on Sydney's waterfront in 1837. the gradual domination of the business, its effect on himself and his family, tragedy and decline, are described against the background of Sydney's development between 1837 and 1887.'