The Long Prospect: Text Classics

The Long Prospect: Text Classics


by Elizabeth Harrower
01 AUG 2013

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Extent: 320pp

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781922079480

Rights: World: Text Publishing

Introduction by Fiona McGregor

Sharply observed, bitter and humorous, The Long Prospect is a story of life in an Australian industrial town. 

Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment.  

Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White’s Voss in postwar Australian literature.