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Titel: Ned Kelly
Verlag: Anthony Blond, London
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Auflage: First Edition.
200 pages with monochrome photographic plates and other illustrative plates. 470 grams. Book is in good ex-library condition with minimal markings and attachments. Dust jacket is in good condition with tape assisting at extremities and joints. Nice dust jacket front panel featuring the painting 'Glenrowan' by Sir Sidney Nolan. Maps of New South Wales, Victoria, and Australia to endpapers. 'Ned Kelly - gangster or folk-hero? The Australian Robin Hood can be viewed either as a vicious and cold-blooded thug or as a romantic champion of the underdog. The Kelly myth has clearly taken hold of the Australian imagination and also, through Sidney Nolan's now famous series of paintings, seized th world. In this biography, Charles Osborne begins with a discussion of hte legend and its importance to Australians, then proceeds to an account of Kelly's childhood, the formation of the Gang under police persecution, and its great popular success. The siege at Glenrowan, Kelly's last stand, is described in detail, as well as his final trial and execution. There follows an appendix of extracts from the Royal Commission report after Kelly's death, and another of contemporary folk songs celebrating the exploits of the bold Kelly Gang. The many illustrations are mostly photographs of the time. Charles Osborne's book is the first complete and analytical study of the Australian bandit to be written. It will be appreciated as the definitive biography.' 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction, Modern First Editions.; Non-fiction, History.; Non-fiction, Australia. ISBN: 0218511248. ISBN/EAN: 9780218511246. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002591. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002591
Inhaltsangabe: London published Biography
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