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Wanting

(2008)
A novel by

 
One of our most inventive and important international literary voices, Richard Flanagan now delivers Wanting, a powerful and moving tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human.

It is 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization—one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed on savagery, impulse, and desire. Years later, somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-84887-071-X / 978-1-84887-071-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Wanting: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 0-8021-1900-X / 978-0-8021-1900-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2008 : Australia Hardback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74166-655-4 / 978-1-74166-655-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Knopf Australia
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-78470-292-7 / 978-1-78470-292-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Wanting: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 0-8021-4477-2 / 978-0-8021-4477-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-55468-511-7 / 978-1-55468-511-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-84887-077-9 / 978-1-84887-077-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-84887-072-8 / 978-1-84887-072-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-55468-510-9 / 978-1-55468-510-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-4890-8794-X / 978-1-4890-8794-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74310-746-3 / 978-1-74310-746-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74319-051-4 / 978-1-74319-051-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74310-948-2 / 978-1-74310-948-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74319-253-3 / 978-1-74319-253-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74214-153-6 / 978-1-74214-153-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

November 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

June 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Wanting: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   



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