A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Clarke, Marcus

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Clarke, Marcus (1846-1881).—Novelist, b. in London, went to Australia, where he took to journalism. He wrote two novels, Long Odds and For the Term of his Natural Life (1874), the latter dealing in a powerful and realistic manner with transportation and convict labour. He also wrote Lower Bohemia in Melbourne, The Humbug Papers, The Future Australian Race.