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Author Grennan, Simon, author, artist

Title Dispossession : a novel of few words / Simon Grennan ; after John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope ; translation of the Wiradjuri language by Cheryl Riley ; postface by Jan Baetens and Ortwin de Graef
Published London : Jonathan Cape, 2014


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Description 111 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
regular print
Summary England, 1873. John Caldigate, a young gentleman, gets into debt gambling and decides to try his luck in the gold fields of New South Wales. On the outward journey, he promises to marry Mrs Smith, a divorced actress who is travelling in the same ship. Returning home a rich man, John marries Hester, the sweetheart he left behind. Soon, Mrs Smith also returns from Australia, penniless, and claims that she is already his wife. Inspired by Anthony Trollope's 1879 novel John Caldigate, Dispossession embeds the reader in a uniquely wrought experience of the mid nineteenth century, including the first ever appearance of the Aboriginal Wiradjuri language in a graphic novel. Taking unique advantage of the graphic form to conjure the material world of the Victorian era in a glittering waltz of intense colour and deep shadow, Dispossession is a virtuoso and intensely affecting graphic novel by a master visual storyteller
Analysis Australian
Notes "After John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope"--Title page
"Postface by Jan Baetens and Ortwin de Graef"--Title page
Some captions in parallel English and Wiradjuri
Subject Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882, author
Gold mines and mining -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Man-woman relationships -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Wiradjuri (Australian people)
Wiradjuri (Australian people) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Australia -- History -- 1851-1891 -- Comic books, strips, etc
England -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
New South Wales -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Historical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Author Baetens, Jan, writer of added commentary
Graef, Ortwin de, 1963- writer of added commentary
Riley, Cheryl (Translator), translator
Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. John Caldigate
LC no. 2016388276
ISBN 0224102206 (hbk.)
9780224102209 (hbk.)