Poor Fellow My Country

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Poor Fellow My Country
Author Xavier Herbert
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Collins (Australia)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 1463
ISBN 0-00-616029-8
OCLC 27490485

Poor Fellow My Country is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Xavier Herbert. It is the longest Australian work of fiction ever written.[1] Primarily, it is the story of Jeremy Delacy and his illegitimate grandson Prindy in the years leading up to World War II. It covers matter on Aboriginal affairs, Australian patriotism and nationalism; subjects also dealt with in Herbert's 1938 novel Capricornia.


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Mango Tree
Miles Franklin Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Glass Canoe