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Happy Valley: Text Classics

Happy Valley: Text Classics

Author: Patrick White
Series: Text Classics
$12.95 (AUD)  inc GST
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Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valley paints a portrait of a community in a desolate landscape. It is a jagged and restless study of small-town and country life. White was twenty-seven when Happy Valley was published by George C. Harrop in London. This mesmerising first novel gives us a prolonged glimpse of literary genius in the making. It won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1941, but White did not allow the novel to be republished in English in his lifetime. Its appearance now in the Text Classics series is a major literary event. Happy Valley is the missing piece in the extraordinary jigsaw of White's work.

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Winner of Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 1941.

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General Fields

  • : 9781922182418
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 432
  • : Patrick White