Quintus Servinton : A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurence

Henry Savery


Quintus Servinton : A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurence

Quintus Servinton : A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurence

  • Title: Quintus Servinton : A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurence
  • Author: Henry Savery
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback



By setting, by date of publication, and the residence of the author, Quintus Servinton is rightly regarded as Australia s first novel Printed in Hobart Town in three volumes, in 1830 1, and expressly intended for dispatch to England where it was re issued in London in 1832 , only a few copies were reserved for sale in Tasmania Of these, only three are known to survive,By setting, by date of publication, and the residence of the author, Quintus Servinton is rightly regarded as Australia s first novel Printed in Hobart Town in three volumes, in 1830 1, and expressly intended for dispatch to England where it was re issued in London in 1832 , only a few copies were reserved for sale in Tasmania Of these, only three are known to survive, and the book has long been inaccessible to any but the most persistent of readers.It presents an invaluable and fascinating picture first of English provincial life and of contemporary business dealing, and then of convict life as experienced by an educated convict, a contrast and complement to the Ralph Rashleigh picture of the convict of humble birth and little or no education crushed by brutality and manual labour.In his introduction, Cecil Hadgraft traces the author s own chequered career an amazing sequence of misfortunes and miscalculations both before and after his twenty four hour reprieve from the gallows, and particularly significant for the assessment and appreciation of a novel known to be largely autobiographical.


Recent Comments "Quintus Servinton : A Tale founded upon Incidents of Real Occurence"

If you like Australian History this is a very good read - you can tell it is a personal and painful journey for the writer and helps to fill in gaps that most other historical accounts fail to. It takes a little while to get used to the writing style but perservere and it is well worth it.


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