Robbery Under Arms; A Story Of Life And Adventure In The Bush And In The Australian Goldfields Rolf Boldrewood Robbery Under Arms A Story Of Life And Adventure In The Bush And In The Australian Goldfields A century after its first publication Robbery Under Arms remains as fresh and enthralling as when it originally appeared in serial form in the Sydney Mail Related in first person by bushranger Dick M
  • Title: Robbery Under Arms; A Story Of Life And Adventure In The Bush And In The Australian Goldfields
  • Author: Rolf Boldrewood
  • ISBN: 9781406946093
  • Page: 411
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Robbery Under Arms; A Story Of Life And Adventure In The Bush And In The Australian Goldfields Rolf BoldrewoodA century after its first publication, Robbery Under Arms remains as fresh and enthralling as when it originally appeared in serial form in the Sydney Mail Related in first person by bushranger Dick Marston as he awaits his appointment with the gallows, the novel vividly evokes his turbulent years as cattleduffer and bushranger in company with his father Ben, brother JimA century after its first publication, Robbery Under Arms remains as fresh and enthralling as when it originally appeared in serial form in the Sydney Mail Related in first person by bushranger Dick Marston as he awaits his appointment with the gallows, the novel vividly evokes his turbulent years as cattleduffer and bushranger in company with his father Ben, brother Jim and the gentleman adventurer, Captain Starlight.
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  1. My impression of Robbery Under Arms is one of appreciation that such a book exists Boldrewood or Browne, as that was his actual name captures the setting and spirit of colonial Australia during the middle of the 19th Century, as it happened The book captures the feeling of that remote colony and his writing captures the dialect of a people that worked apart from the Old World to make Australia their home From there, there is a feeling of kinship that grows from the similarities that exist betwee [...]

  2. Previous rating 4 starsGoing through my bookshelves doing the annual clean up, as you do, I came across my well worn copy of Robbery Under Arms one of the few novels I will never clean out I got to thinking, what rating did I give this and did I ever review it So on here I come, to see a 4 star rating and no review of one of my all time favourite Australian classics Up it goes to 5 stars, followed by a review.I have read this story from cover to cover 3 times It is a slow paced story in its esse [...]

  3. Like many young countries, the first 100 years of Australia s colonised history don t yield much in the way of great fiction You could do a Top 10 list comfortably without missing anything important Robbery Under Arms must be on that list Is it slow going Yes Is it rambling Certainly, although in a pleasingly modern way In fact, modern is a word that comfortably fits this book Despite being written than 130 years ago, the characters and especially the dialogue feel astoundingly up to date This [...]

  4. This is a deceptively small volume, hardy and ideal to take travelling, very much in keeping with its subject matter The style may seem long winded to the modern reader, and it is definitely a product of its time Thomas Wood s introduction picks up on some of its shortcomings, chiefly the author s tendency to moralise through his protagonist, but that strangely provides another point of interest the study of a man who chooses a path he knows to be wrong, and self defeating In fact the author cap [...]

  5. This is a deceptively small volume, hardy and ideal to take travelling, very much in keeping with its subject matter The style may seem long winded to the modern reader, and it is definitely a product of its time Thomas Wood s introduction picks up on some of its shortcomings, chiefly the author s tendency to moralise through his protagonist, but that strangely provides another point of interest the study of a man who chooses a path he knows to be wrong, and self defeating In fact the author cap [...]

  6. This book was long slow going, not boring though The text was modern, clever and complete which is impressive for where this book has originated Characters were rich, interesting,full of quirks and consistent The narration was flawless and appropriate The story was exciting and the environment believable I would have rated this book higher had it been a shorter story.Arrhhh the Marston s what a poor, luckless family Ben was intelligent and predicable to the death James death was as expected gut [...]

  7. Like other books of its age, this moves at a sedate pace than the modern novel, but still quickly enough to remain enjoyable There are many aspects which seem to reflect timeless Australian attitudes the irreverence for the authorities, respect for hard working miners and farmers, etc It may not be very true of many bushrangers, but it does capture the romance it had then perhaps and largely has still It is also interesting to compare this with a contemporary novel by John Marsden, where the bu [...]

  8. This book was moderately interesting It s about a man in the bush in Australia in the 1880 s His father had been a convict in England, came to Australia, married a good woman, had two sons, but continued his life of crime It s an autobiography by one of the sons, written from jail, 30 days before he s to be executed He talks about how he went bad He writes of the many times in his life when he had a choice of following his father s ways or following the good ways taught by his mother Every time [...]

  9. I have been travelling solo the last few days and took along this CD audio abridged edition for the long 7 hour drive to Albury NSW What a treat this turned out to be and for a bit of serendipity the story is set around the very area that I travelled and then stayed The Snowy Mountains provides beautiful scenery with its stark and rocky landscape and I could imagine Captain Starlight and his bushrangers riding through the hills on their many adventures and escapades Actor John Stanton provides t [...]

  10. Australian Classic Wonderful old story took place before the turn of the 20th century current for the author Helps to understand the history and culture Wonderful characters, esp the dashing Starlight Also good representation of ordinary people doing good or not.

  11. I read half of this for a uni course back in 2007 I liked it and always planned to finish, but it s a bit slow to read probably as it was originally a serial during a semester when lots of assignments are due I will re read and finish it one day.

  12. I have a 1920 hardback copy of this novel, but the text is so small it hurts my eyes to read I ll have to look for an ebook.

  13. This is a beaut Aussie tale of bold, bad bushrangers which reads surprisingly well for its age See anzlitlovers.wordpress 200

  14. A story from the perspective of the bad guy written originally in serial form in 1881 Life down under was different.

  15. Excellent entertainment set among Australian bushrangers This author knows well that which he writes about Recommended.

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