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The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during WWII: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For both men, war was supposed to be a testing ground of masculine and nationalist virtue. Instead, it becomes an ordeal that lays bare the painful reality which lies behind a nation's myth of itself.
“The rare serious novel that doesn't condescend to its characters, this book has a limpidity and an elliptical sense of time that save it from becoming a blockbuster-style epic—despite having some of that form's easy pleasures—and render it poetic.”—The New Yorker
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By the author of 'Remembering Babylon', 'The Great World' is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness.About the Author:
David Malouf is the author of ten novels and six volumes of poetry. His novel The Great World was awarded both the prestigious Commonwealth Prize and the Prix Femina Estranger. Remembering Babylon was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Book Description Chatto & Windus 09/04/1990, 1990. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Seller Inventory # 7719-9780701134150
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Book Description Chatto & Windus. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0701134151 British first edition, first printing. Published in 1990. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. Pages lightly browning. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 30% until January 31, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Seller Inventory # SKU1004973
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. good hbk in d/w with wear and tear to edges, 8vo. Seller Inventory # 114880
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 332 pages (complete). Jacket and boards a bit edge worn and marked. Mild tanning, minor markings. Still in good condition, tightly bound and intact. 2nd impression. MK. Seller Inventory # 6jl
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1990. hardbound. David Malouf novel based on the experiences at war and at home, of two very different Australian men; this copy has the former owner's name to fep, o.w. VG/VG (dustwrapper mylar protected). Dustwrapper. 332pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 5161
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Brown boards with gilt spine title. Page edges starting to tan otherwise a very nice copy in unclipped good to very good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 77168