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This is the chronicle of three generations of Clearys, ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land. A sweeping saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, it is the story of an only child, Meggie, and her lifelong relationship with the haunted... show more
This is the chronicle of three generations of Clearys, ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land. A sweeping saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, it is the story of an only child, Meggie, and her lifelong relationship with the haunted priest Father Ralph de Bricassart-an intense joining of two hearts and souls that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma. McCullough's acclaimed masterwork remains a monumental achievement-a landmark novel to be read again and again. Description in Spanish: En la Australia casi salvaje de los primeros años del siglo XX, se desarrolla una trama de pasión y tragedia que afecta a tres generaciones. Una historia de amor –la que viven Maggie y el sacerdote Ralph de Bricassart– que se convierte en renuncia, dolor y sufrimiento, y que marca el alto precio de la ambición y de las convenciones sociales. Una novela que supuso un verdadero fenómeno y que ha alcanzado la categoría de los clásicos.
Publish date: December 30th 2006
Publisher: Punto de Lectura
Pages no: 795
Edition language: Spanish
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
4.5 starts rounded up. At page 110, I wrote "I know I'm not going to want this one to end." However, I'll say I found the ending rounded out the book perfectly.
Having read Colleen McCullough's historical romance, THE THORN BIRDS, years back, and having been a fan of the TV series, I decided to reread the 692 page novel to see why I had enjoyed it then. I was reintroduced to the great Australian countryside, to the intensity of sheep farming, to the isolati...
January 1, 1980I wonder how many girls are called Meggie these days? Forbidden love makes up for the outback setting, although I do like sheep.***April 30, 2015What is the point of this cover? I don't get why Molly Ringwald is on it, nor what that little cottage is meant to indicate. Okay, sure, yo...
I'll apologize in advance if this post reads incoherently. I've recently returned from a brief vacation in Sicily (blog post coming), and I'm still a bit lagged. The long-ass flights to and from the island gave me ample opportunity to knock off a few books, and I finished four on the trip. The fifth...