For the Term of His Natural Life For the Term of His Natural Life
Apple Books Classics

For the Term of His Natural Life

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Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.


In this heart-rending tale, Marcus Clarke explores the world of early 19th-century Australian penal colonies through the story of Rufus Dawes, a young aristocrat convicted of crimes he did not commit. Clarke paints a gruesome picture of an oppressive system that lasted for nearly a century-the horrors he depicts were still fresh in the minds of many people when For the Term of His Natural Life was published in 1874.


During the course of the book, we follow Dawes as he endures a rocky island confinement, encounters a cruel and deceptive nemesis, and faces murderous convicts and guards. It’s a dark tale of treachery and survival. And it remains sadly relevant in an age when innocent people, such as migrants and their children, are being detained for unjust reasons. In its brutal depiction of prison life, Clarke’s classic explores the toll imprisonment takes on prisoners, their families-and their jailers.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1872
30 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
738
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
716.1
KB

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