Joan Lindsay





Joan Lindsay


Born
in St. Kilda, Australia
November 16, 1896

Died
December 23, 1984

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Joan Lindsay, Lady Lindsay was an Australian author, best known for her "ambiguous and intriguing" novel Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Average rating: 3.71 · 7,584 ratings · 748 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Picnic at Hanging Rock

3.73 avg rating — 7,398 ratings — published 1967 — 56 editions
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The Secret of Hanging Rock

3.06 avg rating — 155 ratings3 editions
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Time Without Clocks

3.71 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (sta...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
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The Story of the Red Cross

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Through darkest Pondelayo: ...

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More books by Joan Lindsay…
“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place.”
Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

“Although we are necessarily concerned, in a chronicle of events, with physical action by the light of day, history suggests that the human spirit wanders farthest in the silent hours between midnight and dawn. Those dark fruitful hours, seldom recorded, whose secret flowerings breed peace and war, loves and hates, the crowning or uncrowning of heads.”
Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

“Everything, if you could only see it clearly enough, like this, is beautiful and complete. Everything has its own perfection.”
Joan Lindsay, The Secret of Hanging Rock

Polls

October 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  56 votes, 17.4%

 
  50 votes, 15.6%

The Trial by Franz Kafka, 255 pgs, 1925
 
  45 votes, 14.0%

The Godfather by Mario Puzo, 448 pg, 1969
 
  43 votes, 13.4%

 
  27 votes, 8.4%

 
  22 votes, 6.9%

Howards End by E.M. Forster, 246 pgs, 1910
 
  19 votes, 5.9%

Possession by A.S. Byatt, 555 pgs, 1990
 
  16 votes, 5.0%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 127 pages, 1923
 
  15 votes, 4.7%

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym, 186 pages, 1977
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 367 pgs, 1984 & 1993
 
  8 votes, 2.5%

 
  8 votes, 2.5%

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