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Every city, town and village has its memorial to war. Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam. In THE GREAT WORLD, his finest novel yet, David Malouf gives a voice to that experience. But THE GREAT WORLD is more than a novel of war. Ranging over seventy years of Australian life, from Sydney's teeming King's Cross to the tranquil backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, it is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness.

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    9780099273868

    February 5, 1999

    Vintage

    336 pages

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  • EBook

    9781409042358

    October 31, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    336 pages

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Also by David Malouf

Being There
The Writing Life
A First Place
The Conversations At Curlew Creek
Harland's Half Acre
Ransom
The Complete Stories
Every Move You Make
Dream Stuff
Johnno
Jane Eyre
12 Edmondstone Street
Antipodes
Fly Away Peter
An Imaginary Life
Child's Play
The Conversations At Curlow Creek
Remembering Babylon

Recommendations

Voyager
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Tiger Men
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Atonement
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Life After Life
Memoirs Of A Geisha
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Breath
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans