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Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words

Dispossession A Novel of Few Words England 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 div

  • Title: Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words
  • Author: Simon Grennan
  • ISBN: 9780224102209
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 traveling in the same ship Returning home a rich man, John marries Hester, the sweetheart he left behind Soon, Mrs Smith also returns from AustraliaEngland, 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 traveling 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 19th 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 color and deep shadow, Dispossession is a virtuoso and intensely affecting graphic novel by a master visual storyteller.

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    1 thought on “Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words

    1. Disappointing. I am a big Anthony Trollope fan, so when I heard of this adaptation of John Caldigate, one of Trollope's more interesting novels (to my taste, anyway), I very much looked forward to it. However, as an adaptation, it is disappointing. It boils down a quite substantial tome (the World's Classics edition is over 600 pages long) to 100 pages, stripping much of its complexity and subtlety out. The characters are non-entities, barely distinguishable visually, let alone as unique individ [...]

    2. I wanted to like this book more than I ultimately ended up liking it. The afterward explains the basic flaw of the experiment. How do you distill a 600 page novel into a 100 page graphic novel? While the art itself is beautiful, it doesn't help to distill the story. The French style does not lend itself to detail. I frequently found myself wondering who exactly I was looking at. Was this John? Ned? Who is this woman? Adding an Aborginal subplot may be both interesting and forward thinking - and [...]

    3. Interestingly interpreted graphic novel edition of a classic. I haven't read the original. The artist used a very fixed style, keeping every panel the same size and the characters quite far from the front of the frame. I enjoyed this but I wasn't overwhelmed by it. I think there were times when I struggled to tell what was going on, having not read the original, and had a hard time working out who was who because they were depicted in the distance in every frame so you couldn't pick out individu [...]

    4. Not really my sort of story when it came down to it, but the illustrations were beautiful and it was really well done, so it may well be just the thing for other people.

    5. Kinda disappointed in this. I wanted to see a strong critique of colonialism in Australia and this just didn't live up to that. Oh well, it's a graphic novel, it's short.

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