Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Australian Writers

Cover image for

Download


Author: Desmond Byrne
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,931 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2009.04.25
mnybks.net#: 23977
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

Marcus Clarke
Henry Kingsley
Ada Cambridge
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Rolf Boldrewood
Mrs. Campbell Praed
Tasma

Show Excerpt

nd ambition. The journalists are more or less drenched with politics all the year round, and they, too, occasionally find it an easy matter to vary their occupation by assisting in the active business of law-making. The tension of their daily lives, severer than that of the majority of press writers in Great Britain, leaves them little or no leisure for literary work of the higher kind, and generally the prospect of being compelled to send whatever they might write to the other end of the world for the chance of publication discourages effort. It may safely be said that there are young men on the editorial and reporting staffs of a dozen of the principal journals who possess ability that would secure them distinction in the wider fields of England or America. To their skill and spirited rivalry is due the universally high quality of the Antipodean press. Mr. David Christie Murray, writing after considerable experience of the colonies, and as one who had been an English journalist, said that on the whole he wa

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Ronald E. Yates
Ronald E. Yates has loved books since the very first day he stepped into a library. Thanks to this passion - coupled with a fascination with history and a true talent for writing, we have seen several excellent works from his pen. Today, as our Author of the Day, Yates talks about how he manages to describe the history in his books with such extraordinary accuracy, how his own experiences inspired the Billy Battles books and gives some sound writing advice to any aspiring writers out there.
Read full interview...