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A Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally

A Victim of the Aurora by Thomas Keneally

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A Victim of the Aurora

by Thomas Keneally

Collins, 1977 [First Edition], ISBN 002224933, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, a little foxing on end-papers, dust-jacket shows a little rubbing to edges and corners with small chips to edges, small insect holes to folds of wraps (see photographs)

"Captain Stewart selected the members of his great expedition with exemplary care, each man hand-picked for the qualities that would enable him to withstand the rigours and awful isolation of the Antarctic winter.  He felt certain that he had gathered the cream of the British manhood.  But in an era when shame was a reality, each man carried his shame encapsulated within him.  In the expedition headquarters and vigorously stirred by that arch mischief-maker Victor Henneker, the elements of disunion became ever more apparent, minor irritants swelled to intolerable proportions.  For the young expeditionary artist, Anthony Piers, the century began to go wrong when Henneker was unaccountably strangled on the day after mid-winter.  to Piers the story of the murder is, in miniature, the pattern of our perilous century."


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