About The Book :
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between anexplorer and a nave young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss andLaura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. Voss sets out tocross the continent, and as hardships, mutiny and betrayal whittle away his power toendure and to lead, his attachment to Laura gradually increases. Laura, waiting inSydney, moves through the months of separation as if they were a dream and Voss theonly reality.
About The Author :
Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owneda sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England at Cheltenhamcollege and King's College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote severalunpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war. He returned to Australia afterthe war.He became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature, awarded theNobel Prize for Literature in 1973. The great poet of Australian landscape, he turned itsvast empty spaces into great mythic landscapes of the soul. His position as a man ofletters was controversial, provoked by his acerbic, unpredictable public statements and hisbelief that it is eccentric individuals who offer the only hope of salvation. He died inSeptember 1990.