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Australia: Literature and History CD-ROM
Compiled by Richard Seltzer

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Australia: Literature and History
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Seedy Press, (April 22, 2002)
B & R Samizdat Express
P. O. Box 161
West Roxbury, MA, 02132
ISBN: 0-931968-08-9
Genre: History & Literature - Australian

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - July 19, 2002

Please note: As of 5/1/2008, this CD now contains 136 books.

Australia has a rich heritage that is amply demonstrated in its literature and its history. In Australia: Literature and History, Richard Seltzer has complied a selection of outstanding works by Australians, and about Australia. This collection contains 13 works of Australian literature, and 14 books that chronicle Australian history. These 26 books have all be collected onto one CD, which costs about the same price as one hardcovered book!

Australian Literature

Australia is a vast land that evokes heroic images. These heroic images populate Australian literature, such as in the poem, The Man from Snowy River, by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. This poem, part of Paterson's book, The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses is but one of the many books included on this CD. Other authors, and books, that you will find in this collection include: Australian History

Australian literature is crowd with heroic figures and astounding events, many of which were based upon reality. The works on Australian history included in this collection cover Aboriginal history, the explorations of Australia, and the settlement of Australia by Western colonist and convicts. Many of these works of scholarship are so unbelievable that they read like fiction, but they are all true....

The selection of the historical works included: In short, this CD offers the reader an unprecedented collection of works on Australia. It will provide hours of reading pleasure, for both general readers and students, and it will make a valuable addition to any library.

This CD runs off of any Windows based PC, however you do need to have a web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape) and/or a Windows based word-processing program such as Microsoft Word, or Corel's Word Perfect, in order to read the text. Once the text is opened, you can enlarge the font to suit your reading needs. In addition, this CD can be read by most screen reading programs.

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