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A WOMAN IN A MAN'S WORLDHer handsome, laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love--its soaring happiness, its heartbreaking pain.Virile, self-confident riverboat captain Brenton Edwards showed Delie her weakness in the face of a man's overwhelming passion--but though he made her his wife, he could not enslave her proud and defiant spirit.Wealthy anA WOMAN IN A MAN'S WORLDHer handsome, laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love--its soaring happiness, its heartbreaking pain.Virile, self-confident riverboat captain Brenton Edwards showed Delie her weakness in the face of a man's overwhelming passion--but though he made her his wife, he could not enslave her proud and defiant spirit.Wealthy and elegant Alastair Raeburn taught Delie how sweet forbidden ecstasy could be--and how high its ultimate price.Here is a spellbinding story of a beautiful and vital woman--the man she loved, the children she bore, the dreams she followed, and the destiny she found. Here, set against the lush, wild countryside and winding rivers of Victorian Australia, is a saga that surges over eight dramatic decades and four generations....

Title : Alleen de rivier kent haar geheim
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ISBN : 9070038870
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Number of Pages : 525 Pages
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Alleen de rivier kent haar geheim Reviews

  • Laura
    2019-03-20 04:25

    Just arrived from USA through BM.This is the story of Philadelphia Gordon, who was sent to live on the banks of the Murray River in Australia with her aunt and uncle after the lost of her parents when she was 13 years old.The book describes the Midwestern pioneer life in the beginning of 20th century. It should be pointed out that, at that time, the rivers were the practical way to travel through this huge country.Surprisingly, the author gave an artistic ability to the main character, a pioneer woman who was used to face the difficulties of survival along the river she loved so much.A TV mini series All the Rivers Run (1983– ) was made based on this book.

  • Maudie
    2019-03-29 11:25

    I remember 'All the Rivers Run' fondly, but it was the very early 1980's when I read the book and the rating is straight from memory. However, armed only with those memories, I would still recommend this Cato read as a good one without hesitation. I do remember, with clarity, reading it during an unusually hot southern summer and longing to jump into the wetness of that river the heroine kept traveling up and down many times!

  • June
    2019-03-26 03:25

    I had wanted to read this book for awhile. Managed to find a copy at my local library which was over 30 years old and an item that they apparently lent to me from their "stack collection" (whatever that is!).There were two mini-series based on this book (neither which I have seen for a very long time). The first mini-series (All the Rivers Run) is based on the first half of the book and follows it fairly closely with only a few scenes re-written, although the outcome is the same. The second mini-series (All the Rivers Run II) is based on the second half of the book and really only loosely uses a few concepts.The book itself follows the life of Philadelphia Gordon from the minute she sets foot on Australian soil. First-loves, heartbreak, burgeoning art career, marriage, children, personal tragedy and guilt all threaten to confuse Delie's life, but the one thing that remains constant in her life, that helps lift her spirits and signify to her that everything will be OK is the sight of the mighty rivers (The Murray and The Darling) that she has grown up with, grown to love and live on.Cato must have either lived in the area or did an amazing amount of research as I believe all the places in the book are real, some of them still exist. She builds a lovely description of what life was like during the Australian Paddle Steamer era.

  • Nicola
    2019-04-10 03:37

    Australian Historical novel set in the 1890s. Could be classed as a coming of age novel.

  • Nicola
    2019-03-22 04:47

    If I could give 3 1/2 I would. I truly enjoyed the mastery of the language, Cato brought the charters and scenery to life in a vibrant manner. Often I felt like I could actually see the places that Delie was travelling to.Living and growing with Philadelphia Gordon, from childhood to late in life I found myself brought to both tears and laughter. Reading of a strong female character who was willing to break gender barriers was refreshing and rewarding.I did find the book to be a bit lengthy, feeling that some of the story could have been omitted without affecting the overall feeling and understanding.

  • Séverine
    2019-03-22 11:29

    Nancy Cato nous raconte l'histoire de Delie Gordon, à la fois artiste-peintre et capitaine de bateau à aubes, du naufrage du bateau sur lequel elle arrivait en Australie à 9 ans jusqu'à sa mort à un âge avancé. Le tout sur fond de magnifiques paysages australiens et d'une nature impitoyable.Un roman agréable à lire, avec des rebondissements, mais un peu long dans ses descriptions. On se demande parfois où l'auteur veut en venir, et la vie sur le bateau est assez répétitive.

  • Betty
    2019-04-13 11:24

    All the Rivers Run is a delightful story of the escapades of a fiery young woman and her steamboat exploits. It left an indelible impression on me; the movie was equally terrific thanks to the young actress, Sigrid Thornton, who played Delie Gordon.Delie was beautiful, fiery, high-spirited, and passionate! Raw, untamed, unbridled, and bursting with fire and life; truly ahead of her time by about a hundred years!

  • Kathy
    2019-04-11 11:47

    I can't remember if I read this before or after we named Brenton. I don't remember seeing his name until the mini-series. But I remember being surprised at the name when I watched the mini series, so this isn't where we got the name.

  • Kas
    2019-04-20 08:32

    I know it's an epic - but it's a bit long-winded. I love that river though. I think it's the reason I kept reading.

  • Kiandra Haaf
    2019-04-03 03:44

    How could I not like this book? It mentions the town of Kiandra in New South Wales, Australia, for which I was named. Excellent miniseries, too.

  • Emma
    2019-04-06 05:38

    I read this books years ago and saw the mini series - although I can't remember which came first? I do remember enjoying both.

  • V
    2019-04-05 04:44

    Khúc đầu chán, sến đúng kiểu hồi đó, nhiều khi đọc vừa cười vừa nổi da gà.Nhưng đến giữa truyện, đọc và nghĩ về những người phụ nữ quanh mình thấy xót xa quá.

  • Nguyen Linh Chi
    2019-04-03 09:42

    I have so many feelings after reading this book, thus I write this review continuously without any attention to grammar and lexical patterns.Another Australian novel. I'm just in love with everything related to Australia. If The thorn bird brings you to a sheep station in an arid area, this novel is all about rivers, water and vessels. Murray and Darling are two rivers mentioned in this novel. As a matter of fact, Murray is the longest river in Australia which flows across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, while Darling flows from New South Wales to its confluence with Murray. According to Delie, the main character, Muray seems to be muddy and melancholic whilst Darling is more romantic and peaceful.Delie, a painter lives in Echuca, falls in love three times in her life. The first one is Adam, her attractive cousin. She loves him with the purest soul of an artist, of a teenage girl with adolescent crisis, jealousy and sexual desire. The second one is Brenton, strong and masculine, a captain with intense sexual desire. The last one is Alastair, in my opinion he is the most suitable one for her artistic soul.I don't know why she marries Brenton, because of admiration, infatuation or she just want to settle down with the captain of her boat? She just bears with all the time he cheats her, he is violent to her and the children, he is irresponsible, he is drunk all the time after his accident? How can a great artist like her end up with that mediocre man? Living in the boat, being a housewife, having 4 children, losing 2 newly-born babies, suffering Brenton's temperament - she just doesn't deserve that! The twist which made me almost cry is when she's got a depression after giving birth her 5th child. As a husband, Brenton just doesn't care about her feelings, he is just drunk and beat her and humiliate her! I think that life in their boat, her husband and her giving up painting make her depressed. Alastair is the one for her, she should have met him sooner.Despite her hard life, she still gets attention from many men. I think her endowed beauty combined with artistic soul that makes her attractive even when she has 4 children. Art helps you remain your joyfulness, that's why a woman who loves art is always intriguing and stimulating.I would rate 3.75/5 for this book. Compared to The Thorn Bird, the plot twists in this novel is not that fascinating. Delie's life seems to have fewer ups and downs, twists and turns than Meghen's. However, this book will heal your soul, it makes you feel peaceful, it is like a cookie for your afternoon tea time. Though this seems to be a cliche reading for girls, there are 2 lessons I can learn from it: (1) A woman's desire, dream and ambition have to be appreciated as a man's and (2) Don't understate the determination of a woman. An artistic woman can become surprisingly strong and unflinching for her beloved kids and family.

  • Ha Anh
    2019-03-20 03:34

    This is one of my all-time-favourite. This is a delightful story which I always choose to read when I am in struggle in life or when I have to make some decision of moving forward. The background of the book is not familiar to me, but the flow is still wonderful. It is full of emotion through the beginning till the end, with lots of love and pain. It's life with passion, dreams, and destiny.

  • Béatrice
    2019-03-24 07:29

    Belle saga, attachante et même plus ! L' héroïne, féministe avant la lettre, est une personnalité remarquable, à la fois femme d'affaire et d'action, mère de famille et amoureuse, et en prime, une vraie artiste...à une époque où ce n'est pas vraiment bien vu !

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    2019-04-03 05:32

    A classic saga that encapsulates the culture, history and geography of Australia at the turn of the century. At the heart of this full bodied novel is the central protagonist, Philadelphia Gordon. Philadelphia or Delie as she is referred to in this book, is beautiful, spirited and independent, she longs to become a famous artist. It follows her journey from a young girl full of hope and dreams, finding her place in the world to become an artist, the first known Riverboat skipper and Mother to four children. This book is rich in language and characterizations. The sense of place is wonderfully descriptive, particularly the riverboat scenes seem the flow with precision. I enjoyed reading about the history and Australian culture of the times, the river trade along the Murray River was very insightful. Although I greatly really admired the passion and determination of the central heroine Delie, there were times where I felt frustrated with the choices her character made. Her actions were selfish and heartbreaking and ultimately lead me to dislike her at various points on the book. However, the strength and adversity faced by the other characters in the book, especially the men in the river boat trade were admirable. Despite the flaws of the central character, I couldn’t help but compare All the rivers run to the Thornbirds, another great epic novel of Australia.

  • Sandie
    2019-03-25 08:41

    I am still reading this, just hit a slow patch and have put it aside for the time being. Its not really captured me as of yet and I want to finish it because I might end up loving it but right now I don't want to waste the time reading it when there are other books I want to read instead. I will at some point get back to it though. Am re-reshelving at this point. Have only made it to chapter 17 and I'm just not into it right now. Will give it a try at some other time. **Note to self, book is not finished on the date listed here. Only gotto chapter 17 before putting away to read some other time.

  • Tsvetelina Stambolova-Vasileva
    2019-04-17 09:47

    Някога, по времето, когато в България имаше само два телевизионни канала, даваха сериал по тази книга. Помня, че сериалът беше добър, но всичките ми спомени са смътни и откъслечни. Книгата, обаче, си е типична австралийска сага, повече в духа на "Птиците умират сами", отколкото на "Майка Австралия". Проследява живота на една жена в мъжки времена. Жена творец и пионер, но също и уязвимо човешко същество през възходи и кризи, войни и болести, в различните ѝ възрасти, чрез любимите ѝ мъже и децата ѝ.

  • Celia
    2019-03-27 05:28

    Here is another kunstleroman I had not thought of until Ann's comment about The Story of Avis made me remember it. Some people might know of this story as a (really good) miniseries, but the book is longer and more detailed. It is an excellent story about a woman artist and her struggle with love, marriage, and family, very similar to The Story of Avis, especially in terms of the husbands. A fantastic meditation on life and how to--I beg your pardon--"go with the flow."

  • Cathy
    2019-04-03 05:24

    I loved this 'Aussie' story - it truly depicted life on the river and the spirit of the people of that time - I only wish I had discovered Nancy Cato's books before her passing - a wonderful writer ... A Keeper.

  • Ulla
    2019-04-04 11:40

    After watching the amazing series with actress Sigrid Thornton as Delie I bought the book. I liked the part when Delie was young as much as in the series but the book got worse towards the end where it differs from the series in the part about Delies disabled child.

  • Caralyn Rubli
    2019-04-04 10:47

    Not bad. A little dull at times and skipped huge chunks of years that may have helped make the story better. Like what happens after the one kid finds ancient bones?

  • Rachel Kent
    2019-04-11 08:52

    The only book I've ever thrown in the rubbish.

  • Janet
    2019-04-17 11:54

    this book was an HBO special in 1984, the book itself is very good

  • Tania
    2019-04-16 09:25

    This #15 for 2012. Recommended to me by a friend. Read this a long time go so it'll be reread.

  • Lorraine stone
    2019-03-30 10:53

    it was a great book to read

  • Jenny
    2019-04-14 03:38

    Can't go past this classic

  • Thao
    2019-03-28 11:30

    Strong will is shaped in whatever form!

  • Karla Rutherford
    2019-04-17 06:39

    Beautifully written. The Australian outback and the Murray river came alive on the pages of this novel.

  • Diane Wachter
    2019-04-13 07:37

    All the Rivers Run, Nancy Cato, PB-B, @ 1978, 1980. A novel about an orphaned 13 year old girl ssent to live with her aunt and uncle in Australia. Good.