For the Term of His Natural Life
The most famous work by the Australian novelist and poet, For the Term of His Natural Life is a powerful tale of an Australian penal settlement, which originally appeared in serial form in a Melbourne paper.
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Review: For the Term of His Natural LifeUser Review - Lesley - Goodreads
As a narrative there are too many coincidences in the plot and the characters are largely flat. However, as a story that details the life and misery of convicts of the past I found it gripping. The use of detail is vivid. Not a light read. Be prepared for a very depressing story. Read full review
Review: For the Term of His Natural LifeUser Review - John - Goodreads
I was expecting the usual disappointment with a book hailed as a 'classic', but this was, genuinely, a cracking good book, especially considering the era in which it was written. (view spoiler)[I'm ... Read full review