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Happy Valley / Patrick White ; [introduction by Peter Craven]
Bib ID 6299669
Format BookBook
Author
White, Patrick, 1912-1990
 
Description London : Jonathan Cape, 2012 
xiii, 407 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0224097881
9780224097888
Summary

Happy Valley is set in a small country town in the Snowy Mountains. Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valley paints a portrait of a community in a desolate landscape. It is a jagged and restless study of small-town and country life. White was twenty-seven when Happy Valley was published by George C. Harrop in London. This mesmerising first novel gives us a prolonged glimpse of literary genius in the making. It won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1941, but White did not allow the novel to be republished in English in his lifetime. Happy Valley is the missing piece in the extraordinary jigsaw of White's work.

Notes

Originally published: 1939.

Subjects City and town life -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Australian fiction

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