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Alternative title: Aodaliya wen xue zhu ti xuan du
Is part of Ren shi Aozhou cong shu 2004 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Australia Literature : Themes & Selected Readings
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* Contents derived from the Beijing,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Beijing da xue chu ban she , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
One Hundred Lashes, Marcus Clarke , extract novel (p. 2-11)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , single work short story

First appearing in The Bulletin in 1892, Henry Lawson's short story 'The Drovers Wife' is today regarded as a seminal work in the Australian literary tradition. Noted for it's depiction of the bush as harsh, potentially threatening and both isolated and isolating, the story opens with a simple enough premise: an aggressive--and presumably deadly--snake disrupts the working life of a bushwoman and her young children. Brave but cautious, the woman resolves to protect her children since her husband is, characteristically, away from home and of no help. 

As time passes within the story, tension builds, and the snake's symbolic threat takes on layers of meaning as the sleepless heroine recalls previous challenges she faced while her husband was away. A series of flashbacks and recollections propel the story through the single night over which it takes place, and by the time the climax arrives--the confrontation with the snake--readers have learned much about the heroine's strengths and fears, most of the latter involving the loss of children and dark figures who encroach upon her small, vulnerable homestead. To be sure, this "darkness" is highly symbolic, and Lawson's use of imagery invokes Western notions of good and evil as well as gendered and racial stereotypes. 

(p. 11-23)
The Chosen Vessel, Barbara Baynton , single work short story (p. 25-34)
Once Upon a Time, When the Days Were Long and Hot, Miles Franklin , extract novel (p. 35-49)
Chapter Five from : Fly Away Peter, David Malouf , extract novella (p. 51-58)
Chapter Twelve from : Fly Away Peter, David Malouf , extract novella (p. 59-70)
From : We Were the Rats, Lawson Glassop , extract novel (p. 71-87)
Send Round the Hat, Henry Lawson , extract short story (p. 89-114)
From : The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Henry Handel Richardson , extract novel (p. 115-133)
From : The Cardboard Crown, Martin Boyd , extract novel (p. 134-164)
We Are Goingi"They came in to the little town", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 166-168)
No More Boomerangi"No more boomerang", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 168-170)
Clothes Make a Man, Xavier Herbert , extract novel (p. 171-204)
From : The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea, Xavier Herbert , extract novel (p. 205-220)
From : The Aunt's Story, Patrick White , extract novel (p. 221-239)

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Language: Chinese , English
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