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Australia Felix

By Richardson, Henry Handel

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Book Id: WPLBN0002954095
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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Australia Felix  
Author: Richardson, Henry Handel
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Australia Felix
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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Handel Richardson, B. H. (1917). Australia Felix. Retrieved from

The story of Richard Mahony, a doctor trained in Edinburgh who comes to Ballarat in the gold rush of the 1850s. At first he runs a shop but later he marries and returns to medical practice. His story is interwoven with that of his wife's brothers and sister. Even after his medical practice becomes successful he is still unhappy living in the colony and decides to return home to Britain. Richard is a restless irritable man whose character is said to be based on the author's own father. This book is the first of the trilogy 'The Fortunes of Richard Mahony', but stands well on its own. The other two books of the trilogy are still protected by copyright in the USA, but may be found on Project Gutenberg Australia. (Summary by tabithat)

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Historical Fiction


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