Happy Valley: Text Classics

SKU: PR55632

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Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781922182418
Format: B-format paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Pages: 432

Patrick White's magnificent debut novel-first published 1939, long out of print and now a Text Classic.
Based on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valley paints a portrait of a community in a desolate landscape. It is a jagged and restless study of small-town and country life.
White was twenty-seven when Happy Valley was published by George C. Harrop in London. This mesmerising first novel gives us a prolonged glimpse of literary genius in the making. It won the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1941, but White did not allow the novel to be republished in English in his lifetime. Its appearance now in the Text Classics series is a major literary event.
Happy Valley is the missing piece in the extraordinary jigsaw of White's work.

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