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ISBN: 1860498906 / ISBN-13: 9781860498909

The Great Fire

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  • The Great Fire (Virago Press Ltd) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Shirley Hazzard

    The Great Fire

    Hardcover, Virago Press Ltd
    2003
    320 pages

    ISBN: 1860498906
    ISBN-13: 9781860498909

    The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly ... Show more

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Beanie3

A Manly Man?

by Beanie3 on Jul 8, 2010

The sweep of the story is breathtaking, a wonderful overview of the Second World War Asian theatre. The main character, a man, was unconvincing, however. He seemed to live for love, not competition with other men, as most men I know do. His career choices and frustrations were never touched on. It was all too obvious that the author was an Australian, critical of her own country, and looking for a refined older Englishman to rescue her adolescent Aussie girl.

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