Morgan's Run (Paperback)

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Following the disappearance of his only son and the death of his beloved wife, Richard Morgan is wrongly convicted of a crime and exiled to England's 18th-century penal colony in Australia. Morgan refuses to surrender to his fate, and begins a soul-trying test to survive in this hostile new land where, against all odds, he would find a new love and a new life.


Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9780671024185
SKU 30838730
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0671024183
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.5T
"[t]he Australian author of the bestselling THORN BIRDS hews to a formula: Schlocky love story superimposed on compelling historic episode equals, with any luck, blockbuster. Thus MORGAN'S RUN, McCullough's latest docu-novel, tells the dramatic story of Australia's bumpy start as a penal colony in 1788 from the point of view of an improbably handsome, virtuous, well-muscled, well-educated convict named Richard Morgan. Don't expect literature....McCullough really shines at scene-setting, as opposed to history....She may not be able to produce a credible hero to save her life, or settle an academic debate about the philosophical underpinnings of transportation, but she can conjure up a tavern or courtroom scene or the below-decks hell of a convict ship in all their grainy, teeming, Hogarthian detail."
"The novel displays fine, informative period details....The history here is generally convincing, if often crammed awkwardly into dialogue or explanatory digressions. It's Richard's unbelievably heroic character, and his lack of compelling emotions, that run this book aground."
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Annotation Colleen McCullough sets this novel in Australia--the locale for her immensely popular THE THORN BIRDS--to tell the story of a happily married family man, a tavern-keeper in England, whose life changes when a young woman leads him astray. He loses his family and his livelihood, finds his life in danger, and is deported to Australia's Botany Bay, where he is ultimately able, against the odds, to begin again.
First Line "We are at war!" cried Mr. James Thiftlethwaite. Every head save Richard Morgan's lifted and turned toward the door....
Editors Note Sexy, educated, and a convicted felon, Englishman Richard Morgan finds romance and adventure on a harsh, untamed continent, in this historical saga of Australia's first settlers. By the author of The Thorn Birds. Reprint.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0848
Publisher Pocket Books

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