Picnic at Hanging Rock

*Now a six-part TV series starring Natalie Dormer, from Amazon Prime* A 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not ...

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666137

Page: 224

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*Now a six-part TV series starring Natalie Dormer, from Amazon Prime* A 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. . . . Mysterious and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. A beguiling landmark of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides as a masterpiece of intrigue.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

On St. Valentine's day in 1900, the boarders at Mrs. Appleyard's College for Young Ladies go on their annual picinic to Hanging Rock, in the Australian bush, where four of them disappear

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780899665603

Page: 212

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On St. Valentine's day in 1900, the boarders at Mrs. Appleyard's College for Young Ladies go on their annual picinic to Hanging Rock, in the Australian bush, where four of them disappear

Picnic At Hanging Rock TV tie in

Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock - a shimmering summer morning warm and still .

Picnic At Hanging Rock TV tie in

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857973169

Page: 192

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Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock - a shimmering summer morning warm and still . . . In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when four girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others . . .

The Secret of Hanging Rock

The final chapter in the original manuscript of Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, augmented by commentaries and photographs.

The Secret of Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781922473516

Page: 40

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The final chapter in the original manuscript of Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, augmented by commentaries and photographs.

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay captured this story in her 1967 novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Now, on the 50th anniversary, "No Picnic at Hanging Rock" revisits the mystery with Joan's original editor and contributors who share their theories.

No Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Helen Goltz

Publisher: Atlas Productions Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780995377639

Page: 204

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On Valentine's Day 1900, three schoolgirls and a teacher disappear while on a school outing in Victoria. Joan Lindsay captured this story in her 1967 novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Now, on the 50th anniversary, "No Picnic at Hanging Rock" revisits the mystery with Joan's original editor and contributors who share their theories.

The Secret of Hanging Rock

The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution.

The Secret of Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925416550

Page: 34

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Joan Lindsay's classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period of Australian social life drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution. The missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900, and holds commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126784

Page: 196

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" It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned. Haunting, mysterious, and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by PeterWeir. A beguiling masterpiece of Australian literature, it stands with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca as a masterpiece of otherworldly intrigue"--

Peter Weir s Picnic at Hanging Rock

These contrasting time aspects and the mystery connected with them shall be analysed in the following. In both spheres the time factor plays an important role. This is shown by several unmistakable indicators.

Peter Weir s Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: Kerstin Jütting

Publisher: Grin Publishing

ISBN: 9783638751445

Page: 32

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Essay from the year 1998 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2+ (B), University of Potsdam (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Contemporary Australian Film, 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Peter Weir, a famous Australian director, made film hits like Greencard and Dead Poet Society. His film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1976) was his first big success, as well in Australia as in Europe. The story is based on a novel written in 1967 by Joan Lindsay, and it is not certain whether part of it is taken from a true incident or whether it is pure fiction. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a mystery film that does not give an answer to the mysteries it tells. Maybe because there are none, just like the college's gardener says ''Some questions have answeres, some don't.'' Time plays an important part in the film. On the one hand there are several indicators of time that put emphasis on the importance of time. On the other hand time seems to be put out of order, there appear to be situations which happen timeless. These contrasting time aspects and the mystery connected with them shall be analysed in the following. In both spheres the time factor plays an important role. This is shown by several unmistakable indicators.

Hanging Rock

This is the story of how Hanging Rock survived all of these `improvements', to remain a special place for visitors, an icon of global popular culture, and a place that raises new questions about Aboriginal history.

Hanging Rock

Author: Chris McConville

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780648166603

Page: 264

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Hanging Rock Reserve is a popular recreation arena, north of Melbourne. At its heart stands the Rock itself, a massive volcanic outcrop rising above undulating forest and farmland. Hanging Rock is celebrated as the site of outdoor concerts by popular music legends such as Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen. Great Australian artists and pioneer photographers came to Hanging Rock, trying to capture its enigmatic spirit. What's more, Joan Lindsay's novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Peter Weir's 1975 film of the same name, have added to that aura of mystery surrounding Hanging Rock. Visitors wonder if, as in both novel and film, a group of schoolgirls really did vanish there, during a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900.Hanging Rock though has a deeper history. Its fortress-like rock walls fascinate all who visit the recreation reserve, and are the result of rare volcanic events, some six million years ago. For thousands of years, Hanging Rock was a meeting place for Aboriginal people, a centre for barter in greenstone and the site of ceremony. It has been at the centre of disputes, between farmers using its water, and picnickers holidaying in the reserve. Hanging Rock horse races are much loved as the classic bush meeting. But horse racing, gambling and drinking within a recreation reserve have raised the ire of environmentalists and anti-gamblers. There have been many plans to `improve Hanging Rock; to turn it into a quarry, a zoo, or a theme park. But despite all the grandiose schemes, Hanging Rock still holds a special place in the Australian imagination. This is the story of how Hanging Rock survived all of these `improvements, to remain a special place for visitors, an icon of global popular culture, and a place that raises new questions about Aboriginal history.

Picnic at Hanging Rock Australian Children s Classics

'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda.

Picnic at Hanging Rock  Australian Children s Classics

Author: Joan Lindsay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1742535852

Page: 204

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'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

On Saint Valentine's Day 1900, a party of twenty schoolgirls and two governesses set out from Appleyard College for a picnic at Hanging Rock.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Author: John Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780864573551

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