A Fringe of Leaves

Author(s): Patrick White

Literary Fiction | Vintage Fiction

"From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Set in Australia in the 1840s, A Fringe of Leavescombines dramatic action with a finely distilled moral vision. Returning home to England from Van Diemen's land, the Bristol Maid is shipwrecked on the Queensland coast and Mrs Roxburgh is taken prisoner by a tribe of Australian Aboriginals, along with the rest of the passengers and crew. In the course of her escape, she is torn by conflicting loyalties - to her dead husband, to her rescuer, to her own and to her adoptive class."


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140044096
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 45359200.0
  • : January 1977
  • : 1 Inches X 1 Inches X 1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick White
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 368