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Two Sides To Every Question: From A South Australian Standpoint

Maud Jean Franc

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

'Two Sides to Every Question’: From a South Australian Standpoint is a meditation on poverty, wealth, and social aspiration set in the free settlement of Adelaide in pre-Federation Australia. The novel follows the lives of a cast of characters from different social classes as they negotiate the twists and turns in their respective fortunes. The newly-bereaved Alton family—an invalid widow and her two grown children, Tom and Nettie—sell their rural property and move to the slovenly back streets of the inner-city; they are determined to hold onto their dignity and values as they turn to earning a living for the first time. The wealthy Clinton family runs the stock supply business where Tom finds employment as a clerk. Tom’s boss, Robert Clinton, supplements his business income through trading mining shares. His financial success ensures his wife and daughters, Elsie and Lily, have access to the higher echelons of colonial society. Meanwhile, the Clintons' cousin, Arthur Delta, arrives from England to take a position in his uncle’s business. Arthur's mother has called on her brother's charity to help her family in their time of need. When Arthur and Elsie fall in love, the scene is set as he attempts to build his fortune to secure her father’s favour and, so, her hand in marriage. (Summary by kirstyl)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:38