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The Long Prospect

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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 but her family soon relocated to Newcastle where she lived until she was eleven. After leaving school she worked as a clerk and studied psychology.

In 1951 Harrower moved to London. She travelled extensively and she began to write fiction. Her first novel Down in the City was published in 1957, and...

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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
NZ Price:
$15.99
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    ISBN: 9781921961762
    24 October 2012
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