The Resource Capricornia, Xavier Herbert

Capricornia, Xavier Herbert

Label
Capricornia
Title
Capricornia
Statement of responsibility
Xavier Herbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A saga of life in the Northern Territories and the clash of white and Aborigine cultures. Capricornia has been described as one of Australia's 'great novels', a sharply observed chronicle about life in the Northern Territory of Australia and the inhumane treatment suffered by Aborigines at the hands of white men. The story is immense and rambling, laced with humour that is often as bitter and as harsh as the terrain in which it is set, and follows with irony the fortunes (and otherwise) of a range of Outback characters over a span of generations. Through their story is reflected the story of Australia, the clash of personalities and cultures that provide the substance on which today's society is founded. Above all, however, this is a novel of protest and of compassion - for the Aborigines and half-bloods of Australia's 'last frontier'. Sprawling, explosive, thronged with characters, plots and sub-plots, Capricornia is without doubt one of the best known and widely read Australian novels of the last 70 years.When it was first published it was acclaimed as 'a turning point', an 'outstanding work of social protest'. Its message is as penetrating today as it was in the 1930s when Herbert himself was official 'Protector of Aborigines' at Darwin
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
A823.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Capricornia, Xavier Herbert
Label
Capricornia, Xavier Herbert
Publication
Note
Previously published: [Sydney] : Angus and Robertson, 1938
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
501236
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
569 pages
Isbn
9780732289461
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP501236
  • 12837293
  • (OCoLC)277164314

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