Ned Kelly

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Fiction - 202 pages
3 Reviews
The first novel written about the bushcountry gunslinger who was both the national hero and devil incarnate of Australia, Ned Kellyimagines the inner life of a figure described by historian Manning Clark as "a wild ass of a man, snarling, roaring and frothing like a ferocious beast when the tamer entered the cage." Written with brilliant clarity and impressionistic economy, Ned Kellyfollows Kelly and his outlaw gang of "bushrangers" through the wild land of Australia as they declare war on the police, the bankers, the squatters, the teachers, the preachers, the railway, and the electric telegraph-carrying readers into a dream world of astonishing and violent revelation.

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User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

Interesting style. I think I enjoyed the purpose and concept of the novel more than the novel itself. It was written well, it was just hard to follow since it was very fragmented. Overall, Drewe indeed wrote an interesting novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Prak - Goodreads

One of those books that made me cry when I finished it. But, I preferred it when it was called the original title, Our Sunshine! Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Robert Drewe, one of Australia's premier literary writers, has won many national and international awards for his work. He has written seven novels as well as short stories, plays, and articles.

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