Lawson's sketches are beyond praise.' JOSEPH CONRAD
'Lawson gets more feelings, observation and atmosphere into a page than does Hemingway.' EDWARD GARNETT
One of the great observers of Australian life, Henry Lawson looms large in our national psyche. Yet at his best Lawson transcends the very bush, the very outback, the very up-country,, the very pub or selector's hut he conveys with such brevity and acuity: he make specific places universal.
Henry Lawson s too often regarded as a legend rather than a writer to be enjoyed. In this selection Lawson is revealed as an author whose delightful, humorous, wry and moving short stories continue to delight generations of readers.
This is the essential Lawson collection – the classic of Australian classics.
About the Author
Henry Lawson (1867 – 1922) was an acclaimed Australian short story writer and poet. He is often referred to as the “greatest Australian writer.” Although this claim cannot be quantified and is disputable, what cannot be argued is that Lawson is the most well-known writer of Australia’s colonial period. His stories and poems are known for their candid revelations of life in the Australian bush. Among Lawson’s most celebrated works are his short story The Drover’s Wife and the poem “Andy’s Gone with Cattle.” He continues to be read in each succeeding generation and is taught in schools worldwide.
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1