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THE FATAL SHORE: THE EPIC OF AUSTRALIA'S FOUNDING

by HUGHES, ROBERT

Condition: VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. REMAINDER DOT ON HEEL. Pages: 688.


NEW YORK: VINTAGE BOOKS / RANDOM HOUSE. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. REMAINDER DOT ON HEEL. Pages: 688. . 1988. LATER PRINTING. TRADE PAPERBACK..

An extraordinary vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction' Philip ZieglerIn 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia-An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.


  • Bookseller: Vintage-Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: MASTER306499I
  • Title: THE FATAL SHORE: THE EPIC OF AUSTRALIA'S FOUNDING
  • Author: HUGHES, ROBERT
  • Format/binding: TRADE PAPERBACK.
  • Book condition: Used - VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. REMAINDER DOT ON HEEL. Pages: 688.
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: LATER PRINTING
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS / RANDOM HOUSE
  • Place: NEW YORK
  • Date published: 1988
  • Keywords: AUSTRALIA, HISTORY, EXILES, PENAL COLONIES, 0394753666
  • Bookseller catalogs: AUSTRALIA;


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