'The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony' was originally published as a trilogy between 1917 and 1929. It is without question Henry Handel Richardson's most important work. The author brings together knowledge of a significant period of Australian history, an understanding of human weakness, and a grasp of principles and techniques of the best European and Russian writers of the nineteenth century.
In Australia Felix, the first volume of the trilogy, Mahony's personal history is closely interwoven with the history of the colony of Victoria at the time of the Ballarat gold rush. Colonial life, although the source of his prosperity, becomes for Mahony the prime cause of an incurable dissatisfaction with his lot.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2001
- 144 x 125mm