Voss

Description

Join J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White In 1973, Australian writer Patrick White was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature." Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is White's best-known book, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his crossing of the brutal Australian desert, Laura awaits his return in Sydney, where she endures their months of separation as if her life were a dream and Voss the only reality. Marrying a sensitive rendering of hidden love with a stark adventure narrative, Voss is a novel of extraordinary power and virtuosity from a twentieth-century master. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Details

Author(s)
Patrick White, Thomas Keneally
Format
Paperback | 440 pages
Dimensions
127 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
Publication date
22 Aug 2011
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
014310568X
ISBN13
9780143105688
Bestsellers rank
123,632