The Cardboard Crown PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Cardboard Crown free pdf This remarkable novel, first published to a chorus of acclaim in 1952, is one of the lost classics of Australian literature. Martin Boyd is a deeply humane novelist, a writer of family sagas without peer. Set in Australia and England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, The Cardboard Crown presents an unforgettable portrait of an upper middle-class family who love both countries but are not quite at home in either. At the centre of this scintillating and immensely readable novel is Alice Verso, whose unexpected marriage to Austin Langton not only brings financial stability to the Langtons but founds an Anglo-Australian dynasty. But when her grandson finds her diaries and begins to uncover her story he chances on an intricate web of deception and reveals the complex fate of his family over three generations.

About Martin Boyd

Martin Boyd's first novel, Love Gods, was published in 1925. Three years later The Montforts appeared, under the pseudonym Martin Mills. Following the international success of Lucinda Brayford in 1946 Boyd decided to return to Australia where he wanted to restore his grandfather's house, but by 1951 he was back in London. In the coming decade he was to write the Langton Quartet: The Cardboard Crown, A Difficult Young Man, Outbreak of Love, When Blackbirds Sing. In 1957 he went to Rome, where he lived and continued to write until his death in 1972.

Details Book

Author : Martin Boyd
Publisher : The Text Publishing Company
Data Published : 24 October 2012
ISBN : 1922079413
EAN : 9781922079411
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Cardboard Crown



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Requiem for a Wren free pdfRequiem for a Wren

    The mysterious death of a young woman on an Australian farm reveals a heartrending story of doomed wartime romance. Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England..


  • Entrepreneurs in Family Business Dynasties free pdfEntrepreneurs in Family Business Dynasties

    This book is a longitudinal story of seven Italian-Australian family business dynasties. spanning over a hundred years across three generations. and starting with the founding generation who migrated to Australia in the first half of the 20th century..


  • Entrepreneurs in Family Business Dynasties free pdfEntrepreneurs in Family Business Dynasties

    This book is a longitudinal story of seven Italian-Australian family business dynasties. spanning over a hundred years across three generations. and starting with the founding generation who migrated to Australia in the first half of the 20th century..


  • Australian Pastoral free pdfAustralian Pastoral

    Australian Pastoral is a radical history of the pastoral landscape in Australian painting. As a primary means through which white settlement was described and legitimised. the pastoral was transcendent in European Australian art from the late eighteenth to the middle of the twentieth century..


  • After This free pdfAfter This

    Alice McDermott's powerful novel is a vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Witty. compassionate. and wry..


  • The Cardboard Crown free pdfThe Cardboard Crown

    Free Books Download ePub. This remarkable novel, first published to a chorus of acclaim in 1952, is one of the lost classics of Australian literature. Martin Boyd is a deeply humane novelist, a writer