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The adventures of Louis de Rougemont / as told by himself ; with forty-six illustrations
Bib ID 470720
Format BookBook
Author
Rougemont, Louis de, 1847-1921
 
Description London : George Newnes, 1899 
xx, 396 p. [11] leaves of plates : Ill., port. ; 19cm. 
Series

Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

This work created a world sensation. The author recounts his early life, his education and his coming to Australia. The adventures were vouched for as fact, but as narrated they are beyond the bounds of credibility. After being shipwrecked in the Arafura Sea, he reaches Australia and marries the woman 'Yamba'. He spends nearly 30 years among the Aborigines of Northern and N-W Australia. The author, born in Switzerland in 1844, has been called the modern 'Munchausen' and this work has been compared to Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

Notes

A fictitious account of 'thirty years among the cannibals of unexplored Australia.'

Louis de Rougemont is the pseudonym of Henri Louis Grin.

Cited In

BM, 208:69

cf. Miller, E.M. Australian lit., II,678

Muir, M. A bibliography of Australian children's books, 1995

NUC pre-1956, 219:204

Subjects Grin, Henry Louis, 1847-1921.  |  Rougemont, Louis de, 1847-1921.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.  |  Adventure and adventurers -- Australia.  |  Adventure stories, Australian.  |  Voyages, Imaginary.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Cannibalism.  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes.  |  Australia -- Description and travel -- 1851-1900 -- Fiction.  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Cambridge Gulf (WA East Kimberley SD52-10)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)

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