Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

Remembering Babylon (Paperback)

Author:  David Malouf
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Remembering Babylon Malouf, David 1 of 1
$15.00
(Save 31%)
$10.28 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 1 business day
4 New and Used
from
$10.28
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about Remembering Babylon:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679749519
ISBN-13: 9780679749516
Sku: 30118654
Publish Date: 10/1/1994
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
See more in Literary
 
During the mid-1840s, thirteen-year-old British cabin boy Gemmy Fairley is cast ashore in northern Australia and adopted by Australian aborigines. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. Tour. *Author: Malouf, David *Series Title: Vintage International *Publication Date: 1994/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
From the Publisher:
In this rich and compelling novel, written in language of astonishing poise and resonance, one of Australia's greatest living writers gives an immensely powerful vision of human differences and eternal divisions.|In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Germmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His own identity in this new world is as unsettling to him as the knowledge he brings to others of the savage, the aboriginal.In the mid-1840s, a 13-year-old British cabin boy is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later, he moves back into the world of Europeans. "Wonderfully wise and moving . . . a dazzling fable of human hope and imperfection".--The New York Times.During the mid-1840s, thirteen-year-old British cabin boy Gemmy Fairley is cast ashore in northern Australia and adopted by Australian aborigines. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. Tour.Thirteen-year-old Gemmy Fairley is cast ashore in northern Australia and adopted by Australian aborigines during the mid-1840s
Annotation:
A runner-up for the Booker Prize, this novel is about a 13-year-old British cabin boy named Gemmy who is set ashore in Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later, he runs across European settlers, who find him both fascinating and repellent. "Remembering Babylon" concerns Gemmy's own sense of self, his knowledge of the aborigines, and how both he and they are perceived by the Europeans.
Author Bio
David Malouf
Born and reared in Australia, Malouf moved to Italy and has written both about Europe and Australia. His work is known primarily for lush descriptions of nature and a blending of time periods within a narrative. He has taught at various Australian universities, and has won numerous awards for his fiction.

Praise

New York Times
"Wonderfully wise and moving...a dazzling fable of human hope and imperfection."

Time
"One of the five best works of fiction in 1993."

(unknown)
"[Malouf has] compressed the myths, the poetry, the history, of a vast and ancient continent...A really impressive achievement." - Doris Lessing

(unknown)
"['Remembering Babylon' is] thrilling in its style and in its adventurousness." - Michael Ondaatje

New York Times Book Review
"To read this remarkable book is to remember Babylon well, whether you think you've been there or not." - Suanne Berne

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
Advertisement Bottom