Lloyd O'Neil Pty Ltd, 1970, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 371 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Such Is Life cannot be described: it has to be read. And when it has been read it will be read again for the pleasure that its human greatness and its subtle craftsmanship give. First published in 1903, this book is an Australian classic whose stature has grown with the years, whose intricacies and strength have been the subject of endless discussions and literary essays. 'Tom Collins' (who was Joseph Furphy) is widely held to be the greatest and most individual of Australian writers - partly, perhaps, because his ideals are those which all true democrats most resolutely cherish. Such Is Life, described by its author himself as of 'temper democratic; bias, offensively Australian', is not as other novels; and in stressing its Australian core we must not forget that it is also unique in English literature. The author's genius soars above accepted rules and forms, creating in rare and beautiful language a work that is all of life as he knew it. No less great as a man than as a writer, Tom Collins wrote with the complete sincerity of one whose independence of mind and essential honesty made him discard all forms of sham. Wit, shrewd observation and delicious humour are blended in this richly entertaining book to give an illuminating picture of humanity and of Australia." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; 19th century; Australiana. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7715.