His Natural Life and Its Sources


Boehm examines the sources of most characters and events to show how far Clarke departed from the records he read in preparation for writing His Natural Life. Boehm argues that, in his reading, Clarke discovered that in most cases the law made the criminal, not vice versa.

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Published 1 May 1971 in Volume 5 No. 1. Subjects: Writer's research & sources, Marcus Clarke.

Cite as: Boehm, Harold J.. ‘His Natural Life and Its Sources.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 1971, doi: 10.20314/als.7125d92d9c.