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Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

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by D. H. Lawrence

Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1982, ISBN 020714415X,  Australian Classics Edition, hardcover, dustjacket, 

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket shows a little edge creasing with small chips (see photographs)

'Richard and Harriet Somers leave exhausted post-war Europe in search of a new and freer world.  In Australia they meet and become involved with Kangaroo, the awesome leader of a political group called the Diggers.  The consequences are disastrous ...
Their story is largely drawn from the Lawrences' own experience in Australia, where they lived briefly after World War I.  like Lawrence, Somers has mixed reaction to Australia: he has sympathy with the natural world and enjoys the rugged beauty of the landscape, he appreciates the generosity and egalitarianism often people, but at the same time he has an instinctive distaste for the garish nature of a new, self-made society.
Interwoven with themes of political confrontation is a vivid picture of the Australian continent, drawn with a freshness and accuracy not achieved by any English writer before Lawrence.'

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