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The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

By: A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, National Library of Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 001184

ISBN: 064227858X

Condition: New


These books were originally published in 1914 as a 'pocket editions for the trenches', designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little piece of Australia to relish amongst the horrors of war. The 47 poems in the book include all the favourites: A Bush Christening, A Mountain Station, Black Swans, Clancy of the Overflow, Conroy's Gap, In the Droving Days, Over the Range, Our New Horse, Saltbush Bill, The Man from Snowy River, and The Daylight is Dying. About the Author B... View more info

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Aboriginal Stories of Australia : Aboriginal Library

By: A. W. Reed

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Reed New Holland: 1998

Seller ID: 9781876334178

ISBN: 1876334177

Condition: New


Aboriginal Stories of Australia is an enthralling collection of traditional tales that date back to the beginning of time. Learn how Yhi the sun goddess introduced life to the world, why the emu cannot fly and how the kangaroo got its tail. Packed with myths and legends about creation, these stories retell how people and animals were made as well as how the moon and stars came to hang about us. About the Author: Born in Auckland in 1908, A.W. Reed (Alexander Wyclif) was educated at Mt Albert Grammar School. In 1932, he helped to found a book-publishing business, A.H. & A.W. Reed, one of Ne... View more info

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Aboriginal Tales of Australia : Aboriginal Library

By: A.W. Reed

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Reed New Holland: 1998

Seller ID: 9781876334185

ISBN: 1876334185

Condition: New


A collection of 20 stories of fable and folklore that have been told by Aboriginal tribes all over Australia for thousands of years. There are stories such as Why Emus Cannot Fly and The Frog Who Caused a Flood. About the Author: Born in Auckland in 1908, A.W. Reed (Alexander Wyclif) was educated at Mt Albert Grammar School. In 1932, he helped to found a book-publishing business, A.H. & A.W. Reed, one of New Zealand's leading publishing houses of the time with an enduring list of local books. Reed wrote more than 200 books himself, with a range of reference works and popular accounts of M... View more info

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The One Day of the Year [Play]

By: Alan Seymour

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1982

Seller ID: 9780207133305

ISBN: 0207133301

Condition: New


Undoubtedly one of Australia's favourite plays, the One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution - Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations - but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousnes... View more info

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The Crucible : A Play In Four Acts [Penguin Modern Classics]

By: Arthur Miller

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 9780141182551

ISBN: 0141182555

Condition: New


The Crucible is a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the 'frontier mentality' of Cold War America, published in Penguin Modern Classics.Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the American anti-communist purges led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and th... View more info

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The Crucible [play] [Methuen Student Editions]

By: Arthur Miller

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Methuen Drama: 2010

Edition: Methuen Students

Seller ID: 9781408108390

ISBN: 1408108399

Condition: New


In a small tight-knit community gossip and rumour spread like wildfire inflaming personal grievances until no-one is safe from accusation and vengeance. Seen as a chilling parallel to the McCarthyism and repressive culture of fear that gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible's timeless appeal and universal themes remain as strong today as when the play opened on Broadway in 1953. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Susan Abbotson which includes a chronology of Miller's life and times, a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and ... View more info

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Banjo Paterson's Poems of the Bush

By: Banjo Paterson

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2000

Seller ID: 9781864366914

ISBN: 1864366915

Condition: New


The poetry selected for this collection reveals Paterson's love and appreciation for the Australian bush and its people. It contains not only widely published and quoted poems such as 'On Kiley's Run' and 'Clancy of The Overflow' , but also lesser known poems such as 'The Uplift' and 'The Wind's Message'. The colour plates of works by Australian artists subtly illustrate the images evoked by the poems. About the Author: Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (17 February 1864 - 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush journalist and author. He was popularly known as "Banjo" Paterson from his pen n... View more info

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales: Leatherbound Pocket Edition *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Barnes and Noble

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble: 2015

Seller ID: 001905

ISBN: 1435155939

Condition: New


The small size means it will fit in a pocket or bag. This special pocket edition of features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 1: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: A1120

ISBN: 0957762003

Condition: Good


In compiling this book of poems, I don't think I have over emphasised enough, the importance of humour in Army life. It was the one vital ingredient that was necessary in toning down the extent of hardships endured, the loneliness, & personal tragedies experienced by most servicemen & ex-servicemen. 80 pages. View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 2: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: A1121

ISBN: 095776202X

Condition: Good


A second book of poetry by Bill Charlton, Vietnam War veteran about personnel of the Australian Army. 94 pages. View more info

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Black Cockatoo

By: Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925360707

ISBN: 1925360709

Condition: New


Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture. Mia is a 13-year-old girl from a remote community in the Kimberley. She is saddened by the loss of her brother as he distances himself from the family. She feels powerless to change the things she sees around her... until one day she rescues her totem animal, the dirran black cockatoo, and soon discovers her own inner strength. Black Cockatoo is a wonderful small tale on the power of standing up for yourself, culture and ever-present family ties. View more info

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No Worries : Three Plays for Children - No Worries, The Small Poppies, Beauty and the Beast

By: David Holman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 1989

Seller ID: 9780868191812

ISBN: 0868191817

Condition: New


Three vibrant and varied plays for children. No Worries shows a family forced to the city by drought. This story of displaced children coming to terms with a new life has moved audiences. The Small Poppies is a touching story about a traumatic experience many of us relate to: the first day of school. Beauty and the Beast is the classic fairytale placed in an Australian context—an outsider is brought back into the fold. View more info

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Dead White Males [play]

By: David Williamson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 1995

Seller ID: 9780868194431

ISBN: 0868194433

Condition: New


Postmodernism verses liberal humanism—can an older male academic convert a young female student to a post-structural, post-patriarchal view of literature and seduce her at the same time? About the Author: DAVID WILLIAMSON’s first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australia’s most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Don’s Party, The Club, Tr... View more info

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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

By: Edited by Anita Heiss

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc: 2018

Seller ID: 9781863959810

ISBN: 1863959815

Condition: New


Childhood stories of family, country and belonging What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the... View more info

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Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

By: Edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Seller ID: 9781741754384

ISBN: 1741754380

Condition: New


An authoritative collection of Australian Aboriginal writing over two centuries, across a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Including some of the most distinctive writing produced in Australia, it offers rich insights into Aboriginal culture and experience. A groundbreaking collection of work from some of the great Australian Aboriginal writers, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature offers a rich panorama of over 200 years of Aboriginal culture, history and life. From Bennelong's 1796 letter to contemporary creative writers, Anita Heiss and Peter Minter have se... View more info

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The Puffin Book Of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

By: Edited by Brian Patten

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Puffin: 1999

Seller ID: A1371

ISBN: 0140384219

Condition: New


The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them. The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant! The Utterly Bri... View more info

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A Celebration of Motherhood: A Beautifully Illustrated Anthology of Verse and Prose

By: Edited by Fiona Hunter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2013

Seller ID: 000494

ISBN: 0754826341

Condition: New


This title is a beautiful illustrated anthology of verse and prose. This lavishly-illustrated and decorative collection brings together beautiful works of art that have been specially selected to accompany delightful pieces of verse and prose. It is a book that commemorates and reveres the role of mothers in families and in society. It is the ideal gift for every mother of any age, and for children at any stage of their lives, who remember their mothers with love and gratitude. This charming anthology is a celebration and commemoration of motherhood - its joys and anxieties, its excitements an... View more info

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Rich and Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork

By: Edited by Paul Collins

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Ford Street Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003186

ISBN: 1925272117

Condition: New


An anthology can be compared to a patchwork quilt, sewn by many hands. Each piece in the patchwork is different: distinctive in texture, shape, pattern, colour. Each piece, separately created, has its own individuality, is its own thing, and could exist on its own. You are about to enjoy some of Australia's best stories, poetry and artwork from the likes of: Shaun Tan Leigh Hobbs James Roy Justin D'Ath Kirsty Murray Simon Higgins Gary Crew Scot Gardner and many others . . . View more info

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2e) [used book]

By: Edited by William H. Wilde and Joy Hooton and Barry Andrews

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 019553381X

ISBN: 019553381X

Condition: Good


The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, which now appears in a fully revised and updated edition, provides a concise but comprehensive account of Australian writing from European settlement in 1788 to 1993. Its chief aim is to present the most important achievements of Australian literature in the major fields of poetry, fiction and drama, but considerable attention has also been paid to non-fictional prose and to the impact on Australian literature of those historical events which served not only as catalysts but also as the subject matter of so much of it. William Wilde and Joy Hooton... View more info

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Wuthering Heights (4e) Norton Critical Editions

By: Emile Bronte and Richard J. Dunn

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, W. W. Norton and Company: 2002

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780393978896

ISBN: 0393978893

Condition: New


For the Fourth Edition, the editor collated the 1847 text with the two modern texts (Norton's William J. Sale collation and the Clarendon), and found a great number of variants, including accidentals. This discovery led to changes in the body of the Norton Critical Edition text that are explained in the preface. New to "Backgrounds and Contexts" are additional letters, a compositional chronology, related prose, and reviews of the 1847 text. "Criticism" collects five important assessments of Wuthering Heights, three of them new to the Fourth Edition, including Lin Haire-Sargeant's essay on film... View more info

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Wuthering Heights [Second Edition] Oxford World's Classics

By: Emily Bronte

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2009

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780199541898

ISBN: 0199541892

Condition: New


'I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind ...' Discovered on the streets of Liverpool, Heathcliff is rescued by Mr Earnshaw and taken to the remote Yorkshire farmhouse of Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's daughter Catherine rapidly forms a passionate attachment to him, but when Catherine's brother takes over the Heights, Heathcliff is lowered to the position of a barely-tolerated farmhand. When Catherine decides to marry the refined Edgar Linton instead, Heathcliff turns revenger. He determines to degrade not only those who sought to degrade him, but their children after them. Wuthering He... View more info

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Wuthering Heights [Penguin Classics] Edited with an introduction and notes by Pauline Nestor

By: Emily Bronte

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780141439556

ISBN: 0141439556

Condition: New


Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the wa... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Emily Bronte

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: A1221

ISBN: 0007350813

Condition: New


‘Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a devil?’ Set on the bleak moors of Yorkshire, Lockwood is forced to seek shelter at Wuthering Heights, the home of his new landlord, Heathcliff. The intense and wildly passionate Heathcliff tells the story of his life, his all-consuming love for Catherine Earnshaw and the doomed outcome of that relationship, leading to his revenge. Poetic, complex and grand in its scope, Emily Brontë’s masterpiece is considered one of the most unique gothic novels of its time. About the Author: Emily Jane Brontë (July 30, 1818... View more info

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Wuthering Heights # Signature Editions

By: Emily Bronte

Price: $10.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble: 2012

Edition: Sterling

Seller ID: A1222

ISBN: 1435136543

Condition: New


Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way. Handsomely produced in hardcover at a very affordable price, Barnes & Noble Signature Editions have been carefully edited and reset in a modern design for greater readability. Each volume includes an introduction, informative notes and a chronology of the writer's life and times to enable the reader to gain a deeper understanding of these enduring works. About the Author: Emily Jane Brontë was a British novel... View more info

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This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 9781435146198

ISBN: 1435146190

Condition: New


This is a beautiful gift edition of the classic novel. It was an instant bestseller upon its release, capturing the spirit of the roaring twenties. If the 'Roaring Twenties' are remembered as the era of 'flaming youth', it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire. His semi-autobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant best-seller and established an image of seemingly carefree, party-mad young men and women out to create a new morality for a new, post-war America. It traces the early life of Amory Blaine from the end of prep school through Princeton to the start of an ... View more info

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The Great Gatsby [Popular Penguins]

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 9780141037639

ISBN: 0141037636

Condition: New


F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby brilliantly captures the disillusion of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby appears to have it all, yet he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the absence of which renders his life of glittering parties and bright young things ultimately hollow. Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream is often cited as the Great American Novel. View more info

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Candide, or Optimism [Penguin Classics]

By: Francois Voltaire

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2006

Seller ID: 9780140455106

ISBN: 0140455108

Condition: New


Brought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series of disasters befall them - earthquakes, syphilis, a brush with the Inquisition, murder - sorely testing the young hero's optimism. About the Author: François-Marie Arouet, writing unde... View more info

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To Kill a Mockingbird SparkNotes Literature Guide

By: Harper Lee and SparkNotes

Price: $9.95

Publisher: USA, Spark Notes: 2014

Seller ID: 9781411469730

ISBN: 1411469739

Condition: New


When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing. View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

By: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1999

Seller ID: 000896

ISBN: 1840224029

Condition: New


Uncle Tom's Cabin is the most popular, influential and controversial book written by an American. Stowe's rich, panoramic novel passionately dramatises why the whole of America is implicated in and responsible for the sin of slavery, and resoundingly concludes that only 'repentance, justice and mercy' will prevent the onset of 'the wrath of Almighty God!'. View more info

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Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You!

By: Harry Laing

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bunda Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003092

ISBN: 0980435021

Condition: New


Shape-poems, verb-poems, chants, rhymes, songs and rap, they're all just jumping off the page in this collection of illustrated poems. They're not just funny, they'll make you see the world differently. Featuring Alien Dads, Jellyfish, Acrobat Rats, Wheelie-bin raps and the incredible Supertap. Plus Clinton De Vere's illustrations make it an even more fun experience. View more info