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Morgan's run

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In a novel of sweeping narrative power unequaled since her own beloved worldwide bestseller "The Thorn Birds," Colleen McCullough returns to Australia -- this time with the story of its birth.

At the center of her new novel is Richard Morgan, son of a Bristol tavern-keeper, devoted husband and loving father, sober and hardworking craftsman. By the machinations of fate and the vagaries of the 18th-century English judicial system, he is consigned as a convict to the famous "First Fleet," which set sail, bearing, as an experiment in penology, 582 male and 193 female felons sentenced to transportation, in May of 1787 for the continent that Captain Cook had discovered only a few years earlier.

The word "epic" is overused, but no other word can do justice to one of the most grueling and significant voyages in human history or to the courage of the convicts whose sufferings were not ended but had only just begun when they set foot on Australian soil at Botany Bay on January 19th, 1788.

Of those convicts, Richard Morgan stood out, not only for his strength and his calm determination to let no man bully him, but also for his intel

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Grouped Work ID 50d61c81-d433-9105-ef82-f043564c574b
Full title morgan s run
Author mccullough colleen
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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author McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015.
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publishDate 2000, 2001
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subject_facet Australia -- Fiction, Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Fiction, Bristol (England) -- Fiction, Convicts -- Fiction, Large type books, Morgan, Richard, -- b. 1748? -- Fiction, Penal colonies -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction
title_display Morgan's run
title_full Morgan's run / Colleen McCullough, Morgan's run [(text) large print] / Colleen McCullough
title_short Morgan's run
topic_facet Convicts, History, Large type books, Morgan, Richard, Penal colonies, Prisoners