Poems of Henry Lawson Volume Two (Illustrated by Pro Hart)
Henry Lawson, 'The People's Poet', is one of the few writers who has played a vital part in shaping the national identity of all Australians. His poems of life in the bush and the city have a dramatic simplicity that allowed him to reach the ordinary people of his time and continue to hold the interest of present-day Australians. In most company, anywhere in Australia, the mention of Lawson's name will bring a response from the many people who know and love his stories and poems.
The thousands of people who enjoyed the first volume, Poems of Henry Lawson (illustrated by Pro Hart), will be delighted with Poems of Henry Lawson, Volume Two. This contains a further selection of poems which have been favourites for many generations.
The poems included range from the harsh sombreness of 'Out Back' and 'Talbragar' to the humour of 'Grog-an'-Grumble Steeplechase' and 'Ballad of Mabel Clare'. Many of the poems, such as 'Corny Bill' and 'The Bush Fire', show Lawson's view of the importance of mateship in this a vast and sometimes hostile land.
Pro Hart's paintings enhance and complement the poems and his warmly individual style highlights their charm.
This book is not only for the countless Lawson admirers but also for those who are just discovering the work of one of Australia's greatest writers.
31 Dec 1980
Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (obvious scuff marks and very minor creasing). All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.