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John Bull's Vineyard: Australian Sketches

by Hubert de Castella

The book is a collection of sketches and stories that offer a unique perspective on life in Australia during the late 19th century. De Castella, who was a Swiss-born Australian writer and horticulturist, wrote about a wide range of topics in "John Bull's Vineyard," including Australian culture, politics, and agriculture. The book's title is a reference to the British influence on Australia's wine industry, which de Castella was involved in as a vineyard owner and wine producer. The sketches in "John Bull's Vineyard" are known for their vivid descriptions of the Australian landscape and the people who inhabited it. De Castella was known for his deep appreciation of nature, and this is reflected in his writing, which often celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Australian environment. "John Bull's Vineyard" is an important work in Australian literature, and it is often studied in schools and universities as a representation of the cultural and social landscape of late 19th-century Australia. The book offers a fascinating glimpse into a world that is very different from our own, and it provides valuable insights into the history and culture of Australia. Overall, "John Bull's Vineyard" is a must-read for anyone interested in Australian literature or history. Its rich descriptions and insightful commentary make it a timeless classic that continues to be celebrated and studied today.

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English

Original Language

English

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1892

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Charles Hubert de Castella was a Swiss-Australian writer, artist and winemaker. De Castella was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, eldest son of Dr. Jean François Paul de Castella, and his s...

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