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|Title:||An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal||Contributor(s):||Baxter, Carol (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8515||Abstract:||In literature as in life there are true stories and there are "true" stories. A current trend is the style known as "faction": creating a vivid story by interweaving fictionalised dialogue and description into a story about real people and events. The drawback for the reader is the uncertainty as to where fact ends and fiction begins; depending upon the author this can be anywhere along a wide spectrum. 'An Irresistible Temptation' is neither fiction nor faction; the characters, events and dialogue are all drawn from the wealth of records relating to the Jane New scandal. To generate a sense of immediacy, a feeling that the characters were living their own story rather than a narrator observing them, I used information from court testimonies, affidavits, letters, reports and newspaper articles to describe events as they happened, and I converted recollections into speech. Conversions were not always straightforward: words, phrases, sentences and even paragraphs sometimes had to be omitted, or words added, or the arrangement tweaked slightly for ease of comprehension.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||Allen & Unwin||Place of Publication:||Sydney, Australia||ISBN:||9781741149241
|Field of Research (FOR):||210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=C_89j5Qxpr0C
|Extent of Pages:||422||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 48
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