Ranging In Time From Early In The Century Until The 1920 S, This Unusual Novel Has As Its Dominating Figure A Big City The Big Smoke That Moulds And Is Moulded By The Lives Of Its People The Chronicle Of The Young Man Who Began Life As Jack Johnson S Boy Expounds Its Theme That We Are All Taking Part In The Life Stories Of Many Others Dramatic In Conception, The Novel Thus Presents An Interwoven Cross Section Of Individuals Who Touch And Influence One Another S Destinies For Better Or Worse.D Arcy Niland Brilliantly Catches The Atmosphere, The Essential Character, Of This Tough, Lusty City Which Is Sydney And, In Racy Narrative That Never Falters, He Shows The Pathos And Poetry Of The Intermingled Lives That Are Its Essence From Chiddy Hay, The Fight Promoter Robbed Of A Champion, To The Droll And Invincible Ruby Chapple From Young Frosty The Steeplejack In Search Of His Love, Veronica, To Spits The Outcast Jew From The Brutal Thug, Lew Craven, To The Gentle Gemma Who Suffers Because Of Her Dark Skin All The Characters Have Extraordinary Vitality And Their Fates Are Linked With A True Story Teller S Art.With Warmth And Humour And A Fine Dramatic Sense, D Arcy Niland Weaves Into A Fascinating Pattern The Lives Of The Priests And Prostitutes, The Newspaper Men And Prize Fighters, That Are Framed In The Big Smoke.
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- 224 pages
- The Big Smoke
- D'Arcy Niland
- 08 March 2019 D'Arcy Niland
- 8000049929 Edition Language English setting