Editore: Forgotten Books
Formato: PDF
Testo in en
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  • EAN: 9780259627555
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At the suggestion of friends, T have herein collated, for publication, some rambling recollections, drawn from a diary that was first started in 1846. I hold that, neither the era of Dampier {circa 1690), nor of Cook (in 1770), nor of Macquarie (in 1820), bears so deep an interest for posterity as those fateful, stirring years, during which, thanks to her gold, Australia rose, from being a mere convicts' wilderness, to become one of the most advanced and interesting countries in the world. And, besides this, not only is truth, at times, stranger, and more readable, than fiction, but a book, which is destitute, alike, of dialogue, plot, or hero, and in no way built upon the orthodox lines of the three-volume novel, may still - if it follows humbly in the wake of such guides as "Robinson Crusoe," or the "Essays of Elia" - hope to find some readers; so, I venture.