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The Long Prospect

The Long Prospect: Text Classics

Elizabeth Harrower

Introduction by Fiona McGregor

Sharply observed, bitter and humorous, The Long Prospect is a story of life in an Australian industrial town.

Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. 

Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White’s Voss in postwar Australian literature.

Elizabeth Harrower
About the Author

Elizabeth Harrower was born in Sydney in 1928. She lived in Newcastle until her family moved back to Sydney when she was eleven. In 1951 Harrower travelled to London and began to write. Her first novel, Down in the City, was published there in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect a year later. In 1959 she returned to Sydney, where she...

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Extent:
320pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
24 October 2012
First published:
1958
Region:
NSW
ISBN:
9781922079480
AU Price:
$12.95
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    ISBN: 9781921961762
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