Book

The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

K GELDER (ed.), R WEAVER (ed.)

Melbourne University Publishing | Published : 2010

Abstract

The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction collects captivating stories of love and passion, longing and regret. In these tales women arriving in the New World make decisions about relationships and marriage, social conventions, finances and career--and even the future of the nation itself. The 'slim and graceful' Australian girl becomes a new character type- independent, self-possessed and full of promise. These stories also show women gaining experience about the world, and the men, around them. They are put to the test by a new life and a new place. And not every relationship works out well.