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Dispossession : a novel of few words / Simon Grennan ; after John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope ; translation of the Wiradjuri language by Cheryl Riley ; postface by Jan Baetens and Ortwin de Graef
Bib ID 6969749
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Grennan, Simon, author, artist
 
Description London : Jonathan Cape, 2014 
111 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm 
ISBN 0224102206
9780224102209
Summary

England, 1873. John Caldigate, a young gentleman, gets into debt gambling and decides to try his luck in the gold fields of New South Wales. On the outward journey, he promises to marry Mrs Smith, a divorced actress who is travelling in the same ship. Returning home a rich man, John marries Hester, the sweetheart he left behind. Soon, Mrs Smith also returns from Australia, penniless, and claims that she is already his wife. Inspired by Anthony Trollope's 1879 novel John Caldigate, Dispossession embeds the reader in a uniquely wrought experience of the mid nineteenth century, including the first ever appearance of the Aboriginal Wiradjuri language in a graphic novel. Taking unique advantage of the graphic form to conjure the material world of the Victorian era in a glittering waltz of intense colour and deep shadow, Dispossession is a virtuoso and intensely affecting graphic novel by a master visual storyteller.

Subjects Wiradjuri (Australian people) -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-  |  Mining industry - Gold.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous - Fiction.  |  Wiradjuri language (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  England -- Comic books, strips, etc.  |  United Kingdom / Great Britain (UK)  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  Australian
Form/genre Historical fiction
Other authors/contributors Riley, Cheryl, translator  |  Baetens, Jan, writer of added commentary  |  Graef, Ortwin de, 1963- writer of added commentary  |  Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. John Caldigate

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