The Resource Morgan's run : a novel, Colleen McCullough, (electronic resource)

Morgan's run : a novel, Colleen McCullough, (electronic resource)

Label
Morgan's run : a novel
Title
Morgan's run
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colleen McCullough
Title variation
Morgans run
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a novel of sweeping narrative power unequaled since her own beloved worldwide bestseller The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough returns to Australia -- this time with the story of its birth. At the center of her new novel is Richard Morgan, son of a Bristol tavern-keeper, devoted husband and loving father, sober and hardworking craftsman. By the machinations of fate and the vagaries of the 18th-century English judicial system, he is consigned as a convict to the famous "First Fleet," which set sail, bearing, as an experiment in penology, 582 male and 193 female felons sentenced to transportation, in May of 1787 for the continent that Captain Cook had discovered only a few years earlier. The word "epic" is overused, but no other word can do justice to one of the most grueling and significant voyages in human history or to the courage of the convicts whose sufferings were not ended but had only just begun when they set foot on Australian soil at Botany Bay on January 19th, 1788. Of those convicts, Richard Morgan stood out, not only for his strength and his calm determination to let no man bully him, but also for his intelligence, his fair-mindedness, his common sense, and his willingness to help others. To these qualities must be added a certain innate dignity that hinted, even in the most terrible conditions, at a life marked by tragedies that would have broken most men. In Richard Morgan, Colleen McCullough has created one of her most compelling characters. We see through Morgan's eyes the two worlds in which the story takes place: that of 18th-century Bristol, where Morgan was born and expected to live out his life, and that of a convicted felon sent to settle a hostile new world. When the book begins, Richard Morgan is a contented man -- happily married, with a child he adores. Then, piece by piece, his idyll crumbles until he finds himself led into an ambiguous relationship with a beautiful young woman, whose dissolute protector seeks vengeance on Morgan to protect his own skin. He endures the agonies of bereavement and financial loss, incarceration in prison and aboard the notorious "hulks," then the horrors of the journeys to Botany Bay and Norfolk Island, where he finds against all odds a new love and a new life. Richard Morgan's story is true, but in making Morgan the central figure of her novel, Colleen McCullough has created a hero whom no reader will ever forget; she has written not only a great adventure and a powerful love story, but also a book that combines the elements of Tom Jones and Mutiny on the Bounty. Morgan's Run is great fiction, full of drama, passion, history, love, and hatred, full-blooded and totally engrossing, a stunning work that is at once rich entertainment -- and a revelation
Summary
An epic tale of Australia's first settlers, based on the extraordinary life of one man. Richard Morgan is a roistering, down-on-his-luck, 18th century hero, irresistible to women and full of charm. He makes the awful journey from England, survives, finds his love, and makes his mark despite the odds against him
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044139
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, Colleen
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.M32
LC item number
M338 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1030
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morgan, Richard
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Australia
  • Bristol (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Morgan's run : a novel, Colleen McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7834793B-7670-4FC6-AAB3-B618BEB484B6
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn892934490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448135882
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00569977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 6D7303C9-6B9B-49D2-A911-9AA93AB28C60
  • 7834793B-7670-4FC6-AAB3-B618BEB484B6
System control number
(OCoLC)892934490
Label
Morgan's run : a novel, Colleen McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7834793B-7670-4FC6-AAB3-B618BEB484B6
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn892934490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781448135882
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00569977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 6D7303C9-6B9B-49D2-A911-9AA93AB28C60
  • 7834793B-7670-4FC6-AAB3-B618BEB484B6
System control number
(OCoLC)892934490

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