Dispossession

£17.99

England, 1873. John Caldigate, a young gentleman, gets into debt gambling and decides to try his luck in the gold fields of New South Wales. On the outward journey, he promises to marry Mrs Smith, a divorced actress who is travelling on the same ship. Returning home a rich man, he then marries Hester, the sweetheart he left behind. All seems perfect – until a penniless Mrs Smith also returns from Australia, and claims that she is already his wife!

In stock

SKU: 9780224102209 Category: Tag:

Description

England, 1873. John Caldigate, a young gentleman, gets into debt gambling and decides to try his luck in the gold fields of New South Wales. On the outward journey, he promises to marry Mrs Smith, a divorced actress who is travelling in the same ship. Returning home a rich man, John marries Hester, the sweetheart he left behind. Soon, Mrs Smith also returns from Australia, penniless, and claims that she is already his wife.

Inspired by Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel John Caldigate, Dispossession embeds the reader in a uniquely wrought experience of the mid-nineteenth century, including the first ever appearance of the Aboriginal Wiradjuri language in a graphic novel.

Taking unique advantage of the graphic form to conjure the material world of the Victorian era in a glittering waltz of intense colour and deep shadow, Dispossession is a virtuoso and intensely affecting graphic novel by a master visual storyteller.

Additional information

Weight 0.817 kg
Dimensions 28.3 × 22.4 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

111

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

741.5941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K