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Riassunto: A true classic of Australian literature, this simply written autobiography is an inspiration
Born in 1894, Albert Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression, and spent 60 years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a "fortunate" one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full?the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.
L'autore: A. B. Facey (1894-2010) and grew up on the Kalgoorlie goldfields and in the wheat-belt of Western Australia. His father died before he was two and he was deserted by his mother soon afterwards. He was looked after by his grandmother until he was eight years old, when he went out to work. His many jobs included droving, hammering spikes on the railway line from Merredin to Wickepin and boxing in a travelling troupe. He was in the Eleventh Battalion at the Gallipoli landing; after the war, he became a farmer under the Soldier Settlement Scheme but was forced off the land during the Depression. He joined the tramways and was active in the Tramways Union. Facey, who had no formal education, taught himself to read and write. He made the first notes of his life soon after World War I, and filled notebooks with his accounts of his experiences. Finally, on the urging of his daughter, Barbara Rose, the hand-written manuscript was submitted to the Fremantle Arts Centre Press to see 'if they could print a few copies for the family'. They very soon found they had a bestseller on their hands! Albert died in 1982, nine months after A Fortunate Life had been published, and his daughter Barbara died in 2010.
Titolo: A Fortunate Life
Casa editrice: Penguin Books Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1986
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Viking, Middlesex, England, 1986. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Juniper, Robert (illustratore). Reset Edition. Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, reset edition, 574gms, 330 pages, illustrated endpapers. This is the extraordinary life of an ordinary man. It is the story of Albert Facey, who lived with simple honesty, compassion and courage. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped. There is a small pen mark from a previous owner on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria BIOAUS12
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Viking, Middlesex, England, 1986. Hard Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Robert Juniper (illustratore). Reset Edition. 331 pages. Hardback in Jacket. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Jacket is not torn but is price-clipped. Jacket is now under clear removable protective covers. Sent FIRST CLASS from the UK next working day or sooner securely boxed in cardboard. ref Offbbbludd. Codice libro della libreria 028959
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Viking, London, United Kingdom, 1986. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good ++. First Edition. Hardcover with price clipped dust jacket (but with price sticker), "Reset" edition (first printing thus) 331 pages including map and black-and-white illustrations; very gently read, if at all, very clean and unmarked; DJ has traces of gentle bumping. Codice libro della libreria 036731
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110670807079
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: LIKE NEW. Gift giving condition with very light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 2731717321