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Marcus Clarke
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Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke

(1846-04-24)24 April 1846
Kensington, London, England
Died 2 August 1881(1881-08-02) (aged 35)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Novelist, journalist, poet, editor, librarian and playwright
Notable work
For the Term of His Natural Life (published 1874)
Awards Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke FRSA (24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881) was an English-born Australian novelist, journalist, poet, editor, librarian and playwright. He is best known for his 1874 novel For the Term of His Natural Life, about the convict system in Australia, and widely regarded as a classic of Australian literature. It has been adapted into many plays, films and a folk opera.

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