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Rifling Paradise A Gripping Thriller Set In The Wilds Of Nineteenth Century Australia By The Critically Acclaimed Author Of Courting Shadows When Past Indiscretions Catch Up With Charles Redbourne, A Minor English Landowner, He Is Propelled From England To Australia, Where He Plans To Make His Mark As A Naturalist There, His Life Begins To Change Dramatically, Not Least When He Meets His Host S Wayward, Artistic Daughter But It Is On An Expedition In Search Of Scientific Specimens In The Blue Mountains That Events Take A Terrifying Turn Vividly Conveying The Unspoken Codes Of Victorian Society, This Is A Gripping Tale Of Emotional And Psychological Reckoning That Offers An Inspired Meditation On The Relationship Between Humankind And The Natural World.


About the Author: Jem Poster

Jem Poster worked as an archaeologist, surveying and excavating a range of sites on behalf of the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments, before taking up an administrative post with Cambridge University s Institute of Continuing Education in 1987 From 1993 to 2003 he was University Lecturer in Literature with Oxford University s Department for Continuing Education and a fellow of Kellogg College Fro



10 thoughts on “Rifling Paradise

  1. says:

    i of 5 books for 3 19 04 2013 review by By James Ley The Age Jem Poster s Rifling Paradise is a historical novel set in the late 19th century that begins with its narrator a minor English aristocrat named Charles Redbourne facing an angry mob of local villagers We soon learn that Redbourne has been involved in a series of indiscretions with several boys The mob has arri


  2. says:

    This novel tried to cover a lot of ground relationships, sexuality, class, home and away, man and the natural world, native people vs newcomers, tradition vs science Any of which would have been great if done in a bit depth But perhaps attempting to cover them all within a few hundred pages and inevitable some suffered by being skimmed All in all I enjoyed this book, but


  3. says:

    The beginning of this story is quite dark, as our central character reveals attributes that might make for a sordid sort of tale, but the writing was crystal clear and the quality of the prose led me to keep reading I m very glad I did.The novel is really well paced, somehow suggesting very complex plot development, but deliveri...


  4. says:

    evocative


  5. says:

    Although the novel offers plenty of intriguing elements, they are not worked out at all There are definite implications of incest between father Edward Vane and daughter Eleanor Nellie but when the protagonist, Charles Redbourne, marries the daughter, he ignores any potential hints in this direction While the protagonist does develop from appreciating animals from a scientific


  6. says:

    I truly enjoyed this book It took me quite a while to finish it for one reason or another, but none of the reasons was boredom It covered a lot of topics, not very thoroughly, I agree, but it was just enough to make it a complete work of art I loved the flow, the ending, too I liked the characters, too I am really glad it ended the way it did, I really hoped it would when I was a


  7. says:

    For a story that takes place almost entirely in the wilds of 19th century Australia, Rifling Paradise feels strangely claustrophobic Charles Redbourne, his reputation in question, flees England to pursue his ambition as amateur naturalist in the land down under We see his confusion as a lover of nature who proceeds to kill the fauna of the country so he can add specimens to his col


  8. says:

    The victorian gentleman, a landowner who has squandered his inheritance and his reputation, is sent by his rich uncle to visit a man in Australia A lot happens during the visit while the plodding hero goes about collecting specimens dead animals for the family cabinet...


  9. says:

    Rifling Paradise was very ambitious but the book failed to establish what it really wanted to achieve While I enjoyed the variety of themes laid out in every page, I still felt unsatisfied with how they were never fully recognized and covered I l...


  10. says:

    Although I enjoyed the story, it seemed to have holes in the plot The characters were not fully developed, and the undertones were contrived Still it was a read for book club, and I would not have otherwise read it It raised the effect of naturalists on collecting specimens for collections.


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