Susannah Fullerton Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939 Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished writers made the long and arduous voyage across the seas to Australia. In this book, Susannah Fullerton tells us why they made their journeys. <strong>Free postage and handling throughout Australia.</strong> <strong>PERSONALISATION OPTIONS:</strong> Your book can be personalised with an inscription and Susannah's signature on the title page. Please click PERSONALISATION below to make your choices. 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished writers made the long and arduous voyage across the seas to Australia. In this book, Susannah Fullerton tells us why they made their journeys.

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Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished writers made the long and arduous voyage across the seas to Australia. They came to give lecture tours and make money, to sort out difficult children sent here to be out of the way; for health, for science, to escape demanding spouses back home, or simply to satisfy a sense of adventure.

In 1890, for example, Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny arrived at Circular Quay after a dramatic sea voyage only to be refused entry at the Victoria, one of Sydney’s most elegant hotels. Stevenson threw a tantrum, but was forced to go to a cheaper, less fussy establishment. Next day, the Victoria’s manager, recognising the famous author from a picture in the paper, rushed to find Stevenson and beg him to return. He did not.

Susannah Fullerton has created a book of fascinating characters.”  The Courier Mail

In Brief Encounters, renowned author and speaker Susannah Fullerton examines a diverse array of writers including Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling, Stevenson, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, DH Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, HG Wells, Agatha Christie and Jack London to discover what they did when they got here, what their opinion was of Australia and Australians, how the public and media reacted to them, and how their future works were shaped or influenced by this country.

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Paperback book
ISBN: 978-1-4050-3950-5
Published by Picador, Australia, 2009
396 pages