+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Great World - David Malouf

Paperback Published: February 1999
ISBN: 9780099273868
Number Of Pages: 336

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $22.99
$18.95
18%
OFF
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Earn 38 Qantas Points
on this Book

Every city, town and village has its memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam.

In The Great World, his finest novel yet, David Malouf gives a voice to that experience. But The Great World is more than a novel of war.

Ranging over seventy years of Australian life, from Sydney's teeming King's Cross to the tranquil backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, it is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness.

Industry Reviews

"It is this characteristic opposition which makes The Great World a truthful portrait of Australia. Sufferings and wrongs abound, but there is no dullness."
Independent

"An example of how fiction may still be individual, honest and humanly truthful. Malouf's great talent is precisely for unmasking the epic or world-historical - for finding the human backing to history's all reflecting mirror"
The Times

"Lucid and accessible. His most ambitious book so far"
Guardian

"A truthful portait of Australia"
Independent on Sunday

ISBN: 9780099273868
ISBN-10: 0099273861
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: February 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

Earn 38 Qantas Points
on this Book

David Malouf

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 has also received the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Visit David Malouf's Booktopia Author Page


This product is categorised by