Melbourne: Clarson, Massina, and Co., Printers and Publishers, 1869.
First edition of author’s first novel. Illustrated with frontispiece & 7 plates by Thomas Carrington; xii, 344 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, blocked in black and gold, spine darkened, slight lean, front free endpaper excised; very good. Sadleir 561; Wolff 1248. Item #241295
The first novel from the bohemian Australian writer Marcus Clarke, author of perhaps the greatest Australian novel, HIS NATURAL LIFE, and “a pioneer in the development of the Australian short story and … a shrewd observer of urban manners” (ODNB). “Set in England, [Long Odds] deals with themes of politics, class, property, inheritance, and sexuality” (ibid).
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