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Themes and preoccupations in the novels of Australian expatriates

Brydon, Diana Lee


The purpose of this thesis is to fill a gap in Australian literary criticism by examining certain recurrent themes and preoccupations in the novels of representative Australian expatriate writers from Mrs Campbell Praed, who published her first novel in 1880, to George Johnston, whose last unfinished novel was published in 1971. Whereas the achievement of those writers who stayed at home and expressed recognizably Australian social values in their work has received a great deal of critical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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