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The Living And The Dead : 2 MP3 Audio MP3 CDs Included  - Patrick White

The Living And The Dead

2 MP3 Audio MP3 CDs Included

Author: Patrick White

MP3 CD Available: 1st November 2019

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To hesitate on the edge of life or to plunge in and risk change – this is the dilemma explored in The Living and the Dead.

Patrick White's second novel is set in 1930s London and portrays the complex ebb and flow of relationships within the Standish family.

Mrs Standish, ageing but still beautiful, is drawn into secret liaisons, while her daughter Eden experiments openly and impulsively with left-wing politics and love affairs. Only the son, Elyot, remains an aloof and scholarly observer – until dramatic events shock him into sudden self-knowledge.

Industry Reviews

'Scene after scene is worked out with exactness and subtlety which no second-string novelist can scent, far less nail to paper.'
The Daily Telegraph

'An unmistably major writer who commands a scope, power and sheer technical skill which put other more ambitious novelists into the shade.'
A. Alvarez

ISBN: 9780655615705
ISBN-10: 0655615709
Audience: General
Format: MP3 CD
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 2
Available: 1st November 2019
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 12.2 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Type: Unabridged

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Patrick White

About the Author


Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owned a sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England and served in the RAF, before returning to Australia after World War II.

Happy Valley, White’s first novel, is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains and is based on his experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales.

White went on to publish twelve further novels (one posthumously), three short-story collections and eight plays. His novels include The Aunt’s Story and Voss, which won the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Eye of the Storm and The Twyborn Affair.

He was the first Australian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1973, and is considered one of the foremost novelists of the twentieth century. White died in 1990, aged seventy-eight.

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