"Francis Adams, Writing His End.": (Being Glimpses of a Sensational Death, Much Anticipated in the Life of the Author, and a Great Boon As Well As a Difficult Problem for the Biographer)

Meg Tasker




death; endings; literature; biography; Australian history

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