Geoffry Hamlyn and Its Australian Setting


Horner examines the use of the Australian setting as a romantic device to demonstrate the artisic quality of the novel. Kingsley’s use of the Australian setting is not merely descriptive but is a significant narrative device that enhances the meanings of the human drama that unfolds. In particular, Horner demonstrates how the perception of light and distance adds to the evocation of atmosphere in a number of passages throughout the novel.

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Published 1 June 1963 in Volume 1 No. 1. Subjects: Natural environment - Literary portrayal, Henry Kingsley.

Cite as: Horner, J. C.. ‘Geoffry Hamlyn and Its Australian Setting.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 1963, doi: 10.20314/als.aba49d7fa0.