Great Convict Stories

Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' Warren Fahey AM Graham Seal takes us back to Australia's ignominious beginnings, when a hungry child could be transported to the other side of the globe for the theft of a handkerchief.

Great Convict Stories

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760633755

Page: 304

View: 519

Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' Warren Fahey AM Graham Seal takes us back to Australia's ignominious beginnings, when a hungry child could be transported to the other side of the globe for the theft of a handkerchief. It was a time when men were flogged till they bled for a minor misdemeanour, or forced to walk the treadmill for hours. Teams in iron chains carved roads through sandstone cliffs with hand picks, and men could select wives from a line up at the Female Factory. From the notorious prison regimes at Norfolk Island, Port Arthur and Macquarie Harbour came chilling accounts of cruelty, murder and even cannibalism. Despite the often harsh conditions, many convicts served their prison terms and built successful lives for themselves and their families. With a cast of colourful characters from around the country--the real Artful Dodger, intrepid bushrangers like Martin Cash and Moondyne Joe, and the legendary nurse Margaret Catchpole--Great Convict Stories offers a fascinating insight into life in Australia's first decades.

Great Bush Stories

Vacations and Travel Great Convict Stories 'More than just a retelling of some of
the most fascinating yarns, Seal is interested in how folklore around the convicts
grew from the colourful tales of transportation and what impact that had on how ...

Great Bush Stories

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760637866

Page: 296

View: 748

'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller' - Warren Fahey AM The tradition of yarns from the bush goes back to the earliest days in Australia. Colourful rural characters and dramatic incidents parade through our history and folklore, entertaining and appalling us in equal measure. Graham Seal has gathered classic and little-known stories from when most Australians lived outside the cities, and communication was by dirt track or boat. There's the time when farmers used their Ferguson tractors to save a town from floodwaters; when soldiers took on mobs of emus devastating the wheat crop; the Lady Bushranger who lived rough in a cave; Bob the railway dog who hitched rides on trains for years; and the many dubious strategies devised against the pesky bush fly over the years. True or more than a little exaggerated, these stories reflect the distinctive way of life of rural and outback folk which continues to this day.

Prison Break True Stories of the World s Greatest Escapes

A search of his apartment led to evidence that was to convict him of the kidnap of
Carol DaRonch, for which he was given fifteen years in Utah State Prison. As the
Colorado authorities were pursuing a murder charge against him in relation to ...

Prison Break   True Stories of the World s Greatest Escapes

Author: Paul Buck

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1857827600

Page: 256

View: 588

In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged 'Great Escapes' from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless and desperate bad boys and chancers who broke out of gaol and into the annals of criminal history. While no one applauds the escape of a murderer or predator, such men are invariably recaptured within a short time. But in Paul Buck's definitive study of Notorious Prison Escapes, we share the military-style planning and minute-by-minute tension of more 'respected' convicts: those whose major economic or political crimes provide both the criminal support network and the audacious temperament needed to escape from heavy sentences, and maximum security conditions

THE GREAT RUSSIAN PLAYS SHORT STORIES

So he was flogged with a knot, and when the wounds made by the knot were
healed, he was driven to Siberia with other convicts. For twenty-six years
Aksionov lived as a convict in Siberia. His hair turned white as snow, and his
beard grew ...

THE GREAT RUSSIAN PLAYS   SHORT STORIES

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027201624

Page: 2300

View: 853

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. It is said that if you haven't read the great Russian playwrights and authors then you haven't read anything at all. This edition represents a collection of some of the greatest Russian plays and short stories: Plays The Inspector General Savva The Life of Man Short Stories The Queen of Spades The Cloak The District Doctor The Christmas Tree And The Wedding God Sees The Truth, But Waits How A Muzhik Fed Two Officials The Shades, A Phantasy The Signal The Darling The Bet Vanka Hide And Seek Dethroned The Servant One Autumn Night Her Lover Lazarus The Revolutionist The Outrage An Honest Thief A Novel in Nine Letters An Unpleasant Predicament Another Man's Wife The Heavenly Christmas Tree The Peasant Marey The Crocodile Bobok The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Mumu The Shot St. John'S Eve An Old Acquaintance The Mantle The Nose Memoirs Of A Madman A May Night The Viy Knock, Knock, Knock The Inn Lieutenant Yergunov's Story The Dog The Watch Essays On Russian Novelists Lectures On Russian Novelists

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style.

The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1761060856

Page: 576

View: 649

'Aussies know how to spin a good yarn, and Graham Seal knows how to tell them.' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style. It takes a certain character to make a living in the Australian bush. In the most difficult situations, laughter often comes to the rescue. Here are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's children, and a land that tests them with fire, flood and drought, in stories resonant with Australia's distinctive wry humour. Originally published as two bestselling collections: Great Australian Stories and Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM

Larrikins Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories

The death of Logan was such a great moment in convict culture that its impact
continued for another 50 years or more. The event was still very much alive in
Ned Kelly's mind when he composed the Jerilderie Letter in the late 1870s: . . .
more ...

Larrikins  Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 174343944X

Page: 320

View: 888

Yarns, legends, myths, jokes and anecdotes are our national lifeblood. The home-grown and borrowed tales, told and re-told over generations, offer an insight into the larger national story of which every Australian has a part. Was Breaker Morant the Gatton murderer? What happened to Sniffling Jimmy and Black Mary? We revisit some of the most colourful characters in Australia's past, and the stories that have grown around them. We go looking for the real illywhacker and find out what happened after the execution of our most famous outlaw, Ned Kelly. It takes a certain character to make a living in the Australian bush. In the most difficult situations, laughter often comes to the rescue. Here are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's children, and a land that tests them with fire, flood and drought, all in stories resonant with Australia's distinctive wry humour. Dip into Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories for a taste of Australia's rich history and traditions.

Great Short Stories by African American Writers

By and by the convict stood up. Day was ... Then the convict seemed anxious to
justify himself. ... The convict looked down at his striped clothes, but the stranger
had taken off his long coat; he had put it around him and the stripes disappeared.

Great Short Stories by African American Writers

Author: Christine Rudisel

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048647139X

Page: 256

View: 269

Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly 30 outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kincaid. From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington’s Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Jesus Christ in Texas" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.

The Convict and Other Stories

“Say, that was greatyesterday. you should have seen Pork Butt when he saw his
tire. I thought he was going to brown his pants. Then he broke a lug off trying to
change the tire. When he left we all gave him the bird.” “Forget about that.

The Convict and Other Stories

Author: James Lee Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451618471

Page: 240

View: 663

One of the country’s most-acclaimed and popular novelists offers a selection of a dozen short stories set in James Lee Burke’s most beloved milieu, the Deep South. “America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post), two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke is renowned for his lush, suspense-charged portrayals of the Deep South—the people, the crime, the hope and despair infused in the bayou landscape. This stunning anthology takes us back to where Burke's heart and soul beat—the steamy, seamy Gulf Coast—in complex and fascinating tales that crackle with violence and menace, meshing his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style.

Australia s Funniest Yarns

'Graham Seal writes ripper, fair dinkum, true-blue Aussie yarns.

Australia s Funniest Yarns

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760872911

Page: 352

View: 673

Graham Seal writes ripper, fair dinkum, true-blue Aussie yarns.' - The Weekly Times Australians traditionally like their humour irreverent, crude and with very sharp teeth. Perhaps you've heard of the vicious drop bears that fall on unsuspecting tourists as they walk through the bush? Or the hoop snakes that put their tails in their mouths as they roll down the hill towards you? Or how about the Citizenship Test for Aspiring Australians which begins with this question about an essential life skill: 'How many slabs can you fit in the back of a Falcon ute while also allowing room for your cattle dog?' The bush is the source of traditional Aussie humour. Pioneering, settlement and battling fire, flood and drought have produced yarns of tough cocky farmers, shearers, bush workers, swaggies and dreadful cooks. Much of this humour relates to the resilience and fortitude necessary to endure the realities of rural life. Australians took this sensibility with them to war and to work in the cities, and the tradition continues today. Whatever the circumstances, Australians have always found something to laugh about, laugh at or laugh off. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM

Classic Australian Short Stories

He subsequently interviewed many former convicts and read a great deal about
the convict system , which he hated as the embodiment of colonialism in Australia
. His stories were occasionally designed to attack the imperial system , many ...

Classic Australian Short Stories

Author: Judah Waten

Publisher: Better English Language Teaching

ISBN: 9780959399905

Page: 352

View: 500

The Queen s Shilling and Other Stories

It was well for Robert that the time had arrived for his removal from Newgate to
one of the great convict jails , for he mourned so deeply for his mother that his
health was beginning to suffer . However , change of scene is one of the best
cures ...

The Queen s Shilling and Other Stories

Author: Queen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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The World s Best Short Stories of

prison . The bleakness of outlook or , as in Cotter ' s case , the utter lack of it ,
doubles the weight of the tread of time . But it does not retard its passing . The
flower garden not only bloomed to the everlasting delight of the Warden ' s wife ,
but it ...

The World s Best Short Stories of

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Great Glasgow Stories II

This was refused on the grounds that ' he was more risk than the normal prisoner
and an unusually unruly character ' . That particular refusal had understandably
upset him , Daisy having been his childhood sweetheart and having died ...

Great Glasgow Stories II

Author: John Burrowes

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 779

Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. This book offers a collection of stories about the city, with subjects ranging from footballers to criminals.