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Main Title: The big chariot / by Charmian Clift and George Johnston.
Author: Clift, Charmian, 1923-1969
Johnston, George Henry, 1912-1970
Imprint: [North Sydney, NSW : Horwitz, 1970].
Collation: xvii, 320 p. : pbk ; 19 cm.
Subject: Australian fiction
History in fiction
Series: Australian library.
ISBN: 0725500212
First published by Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1953.

Set in seventeenth century China, when the Ming dynasty crumbles before the Manchu onslaught, The Big Chariot tells the tale of two brothers who are caught in the struggle of opposing sides: Yuan, the poet and idealist, stands for old tradition and the values he believes in, and Wei, the practical soldier.

This is a story of understandable people acting their roles within a setting of history. This is a story about love, virtue, greed, ambition, fear, loyalty, treachery, and everything that makes us human.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.3 CLI.CHA Available