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by Jane Rogers

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ISBN:
0879517530
Author:
Jane Rogers
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Overlook Books; 1st American ed edition (April 1, 1997)
Pages:
376 pages
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Jane Rogers intertwines the powerful dramas of the first year of the convict-colony with these present-day lives to make a rich and gripping novel.

The year is 1788, the place New South Wales. Jane Rogers intertwines the powerful dramas of the first year of the convict-colony with these present-day lives to make a rich and gripping novel.

That was what drew me initially to Jane Rogers' novel. I ended up reading it strictly for the historical sections.

First there is William Dawes, member of the first British settlement in Australia in 1788, officially assigned to construct an observatory and make astronomical records, but circumstances dictate that he must spend most of his energies as the colony surveyor. That was what drew me initially to Jane Rogers' novel. I followed Dawes' endeavors and evolving social conscious with delight. The sections featuring the latter-day Olla and Stephen at first appeared to be promising, but soon dwindled to insignificance.

A novel which has two narratives. A sublimely engrossing novel about idealism and exile, Promised Lands tells the powerful stories of two men of principle, charting their lives two centuries apart. Royal Marine Lieutenant William Dawes, an idealistic young officer, set sail for Australia in 1788 with dreams of establishing a Utopian society, where the convict settlers on his ship and the Aborigines will learn from each other and live in unity.

Jane Rogers has written six novels, including the award-winning Mr. Wroe's Virgins, which was a New York Times Notable Book and was dramatized as a BBC television serial, which aired on the Sundance Channel last winter. Rogers routinely writes for television and radio and teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. She lives in Lancashire, England.

Jane Rogers intertwines the powerful dramas of the first year of the convict-colony with these present-day lives to make a rich and gripping novel.

Winner of the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Book Award, 1996 The year is 1788, the place New South Wales.

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Jane Rogers has written eight novels, including Her Living Image (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Mr. Wroe's Virgins (a Guardian Fiction Prize runner-up), Promised Lands (winner of the Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction Book), Island (longlisted for the Orange Prize) and The Voyage Home. She has written drama for radio and TV, including an award-winning adaptation of Mr. Wroe's Virgins for BBC2. She has taught writing at the University of Adelaide, at Paris Sorbonne IV and on a radio-writing project in eastern Uganda

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Jane Rogers has written six novels including ISLAND (longlisted for the Booker 1999) and PROMISED LANDS, which won the Writers' Guild Best Novel Award 1996. She also writes for TV and radio, and teaches Novel on the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University

Jane Rogers has written six novels including ISLAND (longlisted for the Booker 1999) and PROMISED LANDS, which won the Writers' Guild Best Novel Award 1996. She also writes for TV and radio, and teaches Novel on the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University. She has two children and lives in Lancashire.

She is best known for her novels Mr. Wroe's Virgins and The Voyage Home. In 1994 Rogers was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Rogers was born in London on 21 July 1952. She was educated at Oxford High School, an independent girls school in Oxford. She then matriculated into New Hall, Cambridge to study English. She graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1974.

Stephen Beech, a history professor who has been unable to implement his idealistic educational theories, begins research for a biography of William Dawes, who tried, but failed to start a Utopian society in Australia
  • Iarim
This is actually two stories that run concurrently. The beginnings of white Australia at Botany Bay and the life of a man and woman in contemporary England. The man is a teacher. The Botany bay part is fantastic. The England bit so, so.
  • ARE
My spouse mentioned something about Australia this morning, and I immediately remembered that I had read a great historical novel set in Australia. Here are the notes I had made to myself in my reading journal: Wow! What an entrancing novel. It's about the very first settlers in Sydney, Australia, in 1788, convicts, marines and individuals from England. And the story of the "author" of the accounting, and his wife, and their brain-damaged infant were woven through. I didn't want to put it down. I completed it 5/28/00. [I wish the Kindle version were available for my sight-impaired spouse to read it on his Kindle DX.]
  • Carrot
I've always been drawn to books that juxtapose our contempory world with a bygone historical world. That was what drew me initially to Jane Rogers' novel. I ended up reading it strictly for the historical sections. I followed Dawes' endeavors and evolving social conscious with delight. The sections featuring the latter-day Olla and Stephen at first appeared to be promising, but soon dwindled to insignificance. The deformed child was like a sore thumb, distracting from what seemed the book's true purpose. However, Stephen's comparisons of his own self with Dawes were intriguing. I would recommend this book only to those who love a good historical tale. I'm glad I read it.