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The Roaring Nineties (Goldfields Trilogy #1)

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Paperback, 420 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Virago Modern Classics (first published 1946)
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Basically Communist Deadwood, and great fun it is too. This engaging epic of Australia's goldfields is written in straight-down-the-line socialist realism with a strong feminist tinge: the born upper class are twits, some redeemed by work, others not so much; good workers stand together and struggle, while some sell out and make the bosses' fortunes for them in the process. The workers manage well enough when they are able to organise themselves; but the relentless march of global capitalism ero ...more
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