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The Resource English passengers, Matthew Kneale

English passengers, Matthew Kneale

Label
English passengers
Title
English passengers
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Kneale
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Manx crew and three English passengers arrive at Tasmania in the 1850s to discover that the aboriginal way of life is gone forever
  • "When Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of rum smugglers from the Isle of Man have most of their contraband - but not all - confiscated by British Customs, they are forced to put their ship Sincerity up for charter. The only takers are two eccentric Englishmen who want to embark for the other side of the globe." "The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson believes the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania. His traveling partner, Dr. Thomas Potter, unbeknownst to Wilson, is developing a revolutionary, and sinister, thesis of his own, about the races of men. And these passengers are perhaps only slightly more odd than the crew itself, a diverse and lively bunch better equipped to entertain one another than to steer Sincerity around Cape Horn and across the Indian Ocean. Yet they set sail, pointed southward and bound for a thrilling, epic romp across the high seas and cultures of the nineteenth century." "Meanwhile, an aboriginal in Tasmania named Peevay recounts his people's struggles against the invading British, who prove as lethal in their good intentions as in their cruelty. This is no Eden but a world of hunting parties and colonial ethnic cleansing. As the English passengers haplessly approach Peevay's land, their bizarre notions evermore painfully at odds with reality, we know a mighty collision is looming."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kneale, Matthew
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6061.N37
LC item number
E54 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Tasmania
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41548194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
ix, 446 pages
Isbn
9780385497435
Lccn
99016402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
English passengers, Matthew Kneale
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41548194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
ix, 446 pages
Isbn
9780385497435
Lccn
99016402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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