Picnic At Hanging Rock (Illustrated Edition)

Picnic At Hanging Rock (Illustrated Edition)

Joan Lindsay / Feb 24, 2020

Picnic At Hanging Rock Illustrated Edition Illustrated with coloured and black and white photographs

  • Title: Picnic At Hanging Rock (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author: Joan Lindsay
  • ISBN: 9780670818280
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illustrated with coloured and black and white photographs.

    Picnic at Hanging Rock This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Picnic at Hanging Rock If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Picnic at Hanging Rock novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay.Set in , it is about a group of female students at an Australian girls boarding school who vanish at Hanging Rock while on a Valentine s Day picnic, and the effects the disappearances have on the school and local community The novel was first published in in Australia by Cheshire Publishing and was Picnic at Hanging Rock The Criterion In Australia, an exclusive all girl high school class has a picnic at a scenic volcanic rock formation called Hanging Rock Four girls do a hike and three disappear without a trace. Picnic at Hanging Rock Bolinda Classics I watched the Prime series of Picnic at Hanging Rock It made me want to read the book Although I liked both, I have to admitd this is really strange.but, I like the Prime series than the book. Picnic at Hanging Rock Directed by Peter Weir With Rachel Roberts, Anne Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls school vanish without a trace Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. Picnic at Hanging Rock Miniseries Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus Natalie Dormer charms in Picnic at Hanging Rock, a stylish retelling of an Australian classic though convoluted sub plots at times distract from its otherwise tantalizing Picnic At Hanging Rock Trailer Something Terrible Has Picnic at Hanging Rock, previously adapted into a perfect movie by Peter Weir, has now been turned into a mini series for .The story focuses on the mysterious disappearance of three students Picnic at Hanging Rock Rotten Tomatoes Picnic at Hanging Rock Critics Consensus Visually mesmerizing, Picnic at Hanging Rock is moody, unsettling, and enigmatic a masterpiece of Australian cinema and a major early triumph for Watch Picnic at Hanging Rock From May Only on Foxtel The long awaited remake of the classic legendary tale of the Picnic At Hanging Rock starring Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer is now available On Demand only on Foxtel. When is Picnic at Hanging Rock on TV radiotimes The drama sees three schoolgirls and their teacher go missing at Hanging Rock at the turn of the century, while out on an idyllic picnic with their classmates to celebrate St Valentine s Day.

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        Joan Lindsay, Lady Lindsay was an Australian author, best known for her ambiguous and intriguing novel Picnic at Hanging Rock.


    1. ah! and there you are, my perfect little novel! it has been some time since last we've embraced. come, let us reacquaint ourselves. but what is that you say, and so modestly? what is so perfect about you? my sweet darling, don't be so shy! you are indeed a wondrous creation. here, let me count the ways1. your mystery is timeless. three schoolgirls and one schoolmistress disappear on Valentine's Day afternoon, in 1900, in australia, at the mysterious Hanging Rock. where did they go? did Nature ta [...]

    2. Australia is a harsh, unforgiving land where the seasons are inverted from what is usually experienced by the world at large, the flora and fauna belong to an evolutionary niche not seen elsewhere and the original settlers are the descendants of deported convicts. Yet over this, an English-ness has been imposed: the carefully cultivated gardens, the finely turned out ladies and gentlemen, the afternoon teas and the elevenses. This contrast often gives rise to a tension between man and nature whi [...]

    3. Australian classic which I probably wouldn't have picked up other than I was short of an audio cd for the car. The added bonus to these Abc Australia productions, is the pan flute music that is borrowed from the movie version. It is pretty music that adds to the flavour of the time of the year 1900. The narrator was outstanding, Australian actress Jacqueline Mackenzie portrayed the Aussie flavour perfectly, her male voices were entertaining and real.The story of a group of girls never to be seen [...]

    4. It is the atmosphere, the pervasive sense of dread and the wonderful descriptions that made this book for me, a special read. The school, the headmistress, the students all with hidden undercurrents of eeriness. What happened to those girls? An open ended ending, up to the reader's interpretation. Have never seen the movie but want to see it after reading the book. Wonder how closely adapted the movie is to the book? Very well done and mysterious read.

    5. 'Well, young ladies, we are indeed fortunate in the weather for our picnic to Hanging Rock. I have instructed Mademoiselle that as the day is likely to be warm, you may remove your gloves after the drag has passed through Woodend. You will partake of luncheon at the Picnic Grounds near the Rock. Once again let me remind you that the Rock itself is extremely dangerous and you are therefore forbidden to engage in any tomboy foolishness in the matter of exploration, even on the lower slopes. It is, [...]

    6. On a summer's day in 1900 the students at Appleyard College for Young Ladies decided to go on a picnic at Hanging Rock. Not everyone returned to the college. I was definitely not drinking the Kool Aid on this one. I am perhaps in the minority here, but I found this book to be B-O-R-I-N-G. The girls go missing early on and the story just dragged. Were there metaphysical events going on? Did they get sucked into the rock? Was there a criminal element? What happened? Also, what about the good chara [...]

    7. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay is a sinister tale that had me at page one.I really enjoyed this novel and set in Austrailia in 1900." It was a cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred, Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at hanging rock. After lunch, a group of threee girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun , pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of hanging Rock. Further, higher, unitl at last they disappeared, [...]

    8. PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK deserves its place as an Australian classic for the simple beauty of its prose and for its unique and extremely intriguing plot, but it must be said that in the end, it is an extremely frustrating story, even for those most skilled at reading between the lines. It has the feel of a very polished yet not quite finished manuscript, and once the chilling and compelling mystery of the disappearance of three boarding school girls and a governess at the Hanging Rock has been set [...]

    9. This book and its author Joan Lindsay are not very well known outside of Australia. But the novel is an absolute gem so everybody; add this to your TBR lists right now. The story is about a group of girls from a boarding school that go missing at a picnic at Hanging Rock. This novel became an instant classic because it fed into one of the deepest unspoken fears of colonial Australia- the creepy, dangerous and otherworldly nature of the Australian bush. A strong argument could be made that the no [...]

    10. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ (1967) by Joan Lindsay is a seemingly simple and effective story well told – ostensibly nothing particularly literary, original or exceptional, save perhaps for the setting, the eponymous ‘Hanging Rock’ and yet…‘Hanging Rock’ is in one sense a good old fashioned mystery story, but it is this air of the mysterious and an all pervading sense of the eerie that is the key to the novels success – whether it is the monolithic ‘rock’ itself, the boarding s [...]

    11. Surprisingly superficial. Instead of "a sense of evil" and "inexplicable terror", Lindsay has all her bad characters be ugly (ie. big or fat) and all her pretty characters be good (ie. lovely, beautiful, elegant, slim). Not a mention goes by without Miranda's shining hair, Irma's lovely curls and stunning face or Madame's slim figure. I was hoping for irony, but Lindsay seriously stipulates that Irma's loving nature makes her deride unattractive(ly dressed) people, and it's completely okay that [...]

    12. My partner used to live near Hanging Rock. He came to Australia from Ireland as a teenager, and was immediately struck by the beauty and strangeness of the Australian Bush. He fell in love with it then, a love that never went away. He lived in Mt Macedon, a small community very close to Hanging Rock. He got his motorbike licence from the local policeman at Woodend ("Ride around the block and come back and tell me how you went." "Did you fall off? No? Good, then here's your licence.") and he live [...]

    13. ‘Picnic en Hanging Rock’, de la australiana Joan Lindsay, publicada a finales de los sesenta, se ha convertido en una obra de culto. En ella, la escritora nos presenta una peculiar novela de misterio, aunque no se rige estrictamente por los parámetros al uso de dicho género, una novela que atrapa al lector desde su principio. Mediante una inteligente estructura y dosificación de la intriga, la historia nos presenta la extraña desaparición de tres alumnas y una profesora, pertenecientes [...]

    14. It is very rare that you can say a book is "exquisite" but there is really no other words for this little gem by Joan Lindsay. Short and sweet, eerie and elegant all at once, this book is part romance, part comedy of manners, part horror story. Three schoolgirls and their teacher go missing during a picnic and the impact of the mystery reverberates throughout the small rural community they live in, negatively and positively changing the lives of a variety of characters from different social and [...]

    15. I am sure enough has been said about this book and I do not have any earthshattering coments, except to the last ten pages. Wow! It was a complete surprise.An ok story, written mostly from little evidence and a lot of imagination a loooong time ago.I suppose if I were a writer in 1966 (or whenever she started) and was looking for something different to write about, I might pick this strange story to incorporate into a novel, like Joan Lindsay did. She did it her way. The writing is pretty dated [...]

    16. This is the haunting tale of a well known Australian mystery. The author quickly states that this is an interpretation of events and that the facts of this story is largely unknown and the reader is left to make up their own mind. The story begins when a group of private college girls venture out on a school excursion on Valentine's Day 1900. Three girls and one school teacher disappear during a picnic at Hanging Rock in rural Victoria. This follows the aftermath of the event with some real life [...]

    17. It was a cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of Hanging Rock. Further, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returnedSo reads the blurb on the back of the book. How I wish that was all I had read of The Picnic At Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. [...]

    18. Quite different and mysterious. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Written in the very old style of literary genius, this book was a bit hard for me to get into at first. I am so used to the writing of today that I had to think about each word, which was placed perfectly within the proper structure of the sentences. After a few chapters, I was able to move along a bit more quickly.I have to say I was not sure what to expect from this book. It started off slowly, with the introduction of the school girls, th [...]

    19. I saw this movie on IFC some time back & was sucked into the screen completely. When I realized there was a book, I bought a copy from a store called Aussie Books so that I could have a nice clean copy. I started this book one night and stayed up through the wee hours of the morning to finish it. It was most excellent! Definitely recommended but with the caution that if you don't like things left hanging, you're not going to enjoy this book. Me, I'm a firm believer that there are (even in th [...]

    20. This is my second re-read of this book and I admit I loved it even more than the first time. There's just something so magnetic and resonating that I think every subsequent foray into it will further stamp it into my mind that this is an Australian classic. I feel the circumstances of the story - about a group of boarding girls and their governesses going on a picnic at the Hanging Rock and not all of them returning - is pretty much stamped into the Australian psyche, so I won't elaborate. What [...]

    21. "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is a really mysterious and spooky story. It's presented as based on a true story that happened in 1900, but as I found out in the net, it's completely fiction.Things are never fully explained and I could only guess the real causes and the real cruel or strange motives. As I finished reading it almost at night-it gave me shivers, because I didn't expect this book to create such a spooky and fearful atmosphere. The biggest horror is the mix of haziness and cruelty of peopl [...]

    22. When I was a kid, the movie of this book was standard midday movie material for so many years. I had absolutely no interest in this book at all. All I remember about the movie was my parents sometimes switching to it, sometimes me as there was nothing else on besides cricket, and me sticking out about 30 mins and getting thoroughly bored.Girls in ridiculous dresses prancing around the bush complaining that it was hot and there were flies. Of course there was. It was the end of our ridiculously h [...]

    23. This book. This book!It's a slim read but one I dragged out over two months because I savored each line. It's a surprisingly bittersweet and chilling read about the aftereffects of a tragedy; in this case, the disappearance of three students and a teacher during a school picnic.Opening on Valentine's Day, 1900, at a posh girls school in Australia, the novel spans three short, but devastating, months following the strange disappearance of three beloved students and a teacher at Hanging Rock, a lo [...]

    24. One of my favourite books.Four girls and one of their governesses climb Hanging Rock on St. Valentine's day. One returns immediately, scared out of her mind and with no memory of why she is in such a state. Another is found later, also with no memory of what happened to her during her time on the Rock. The other two girls and their teacher are never seen again. One of Australia's most enduring, and fictional despite it being so ingrained our cultural memory it often is mistaken for being real, m [...]

    25. Non ho mai saputo dare un nome al fascino che mi ha sempre avvinto leggendo questo libro.Cosa siamo noi di fronte alla natura?Cosa siamo noi di fronte a miliardi di anni, la scia di stelle cadenti?E poi esiste veramente il tempo, come noi crediamo di concepirlo?Passiamo inconsapevoli, inutilmente egocentrici, senza lasciare un segno?Queste sono le domande.Non ho mai visto Hayers Rock, ma spero prima o poi di farlo.A Santorini, però, di fronte alla Caldera, ho avuto queste stesse sensazioni e ho [...]

    26. I have always loved this film, and didn't even realise it was a book. But perhaps the reason why no one talks about the novel and everyone knows the film, is that the book isn't that good. I like that the disappearance is never explained (although apparently the original version that Lindsay submitted did have an explanation), and I enjoyed the setting, and it certainly kept me reading. But, it was very old fashioned, and became ridiculously melodramatic by the end. Plus there was the annoying d [...]

    27. On Valentine's day 1900, young women from an Australian boarding school go on a picnic at the Hanging Rock. 3 Girls and a teacher disappear mysteriously. A week later, a young man finds one of the girls on a ledge with no memory of the events. I had originally seen the movie based on this novel a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It was a great mystery with no resolution and a hint that maybe something otherworldy may have occurred.The author says in the book that it doesn't matter whether it [...]

    28. Set in Australia in the year 1900, this odd and immersive mystery novel is a true classic that makes the reader question logic and wonder about the unexplained.

    29. 4 and 1/2 stars.So much better than I remembered having read it in the 1970's when the film was released. I began this book a few days ago and, having reached the point early on in the story when the girls disappear, remarked to my brother that "from now on the book is all conjecture". How wrong I was, how faulty my memory. The book itself doesnt enter into much conjecture, that all occurs in the mind of the reader. The book continues on to tell a mysterious tale revolving around the staff of th [...]

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