The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume

The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume (Paperback)

By Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150299193
EAN: 9781150299193
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 226
Publish Date: 2009-12-19
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... rivalry, although both belonged to the literary staff of the same journal. In Humbug appeared, perhaps, the best fugitive work Marcus Clarke ever threw off. Some of this is reproduced in these columns under the heading of" Humorous and Satirical." Besides his own racy pen, those of such well-known writers as Dr. Neild, Mr. Charles Bright, Mr. A. L. Windsor and Mr. Henry Kendall were busy on the pages of the new spirited, satirical organ. Notwithstanding, however, all this array of talent, the venture was not financially a success, as at that time the taste for journalistic literature was very much.more limited than it is even now, and a writer, however able, had then a poor chance of earning a livelihood by the efforts of his pen. Though that state of things has happily passed away to a great extent, still there is vast room for improvement in the matter of an appreciation for literature in this country at this day. While thus rapidly rising in the rank of Australia's litterateurs, Marcus Clarke was unfortunately induced, by the foolish-advice of friends, who felt flattered by his company, to live at a rate far exceeding his income. In other words, he became a member of the Melbourne Club, and, tempted by its glitter, threw himself into its extravagant ways with all the force of his impulsive, Bohemian nature;--and, naturally, got involved in debt. From this there was no recourse but to borrow, and so the presence of the usurer was.sought. Thus commenced that course of life which, after a few years of ceaseless worry, brought the brilliant man of genius, with the brightest of prospects before him--long ere his prime--to the grave, brokenhearted, and overcome by the weight of his troubles. Surely those who led him into the extravagances, men his seniors in...
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Title: The Marcus Clarke Memorial Volume
Publisher: General Books
Author: Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150299193
EAN: 9781150299193
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 226
Publish Date: 2009-12-19
Binding: Paperback

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