The Idea of Perfection

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The Idea of Perfection
First edition
Author Kate Grenville
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Literary fiction
Publisher Picador
Publication date
Media type Hardback & paperback
Pages 401 pp
ISBN 0-330-39261-1
OCLC 44736512
Followed by The Secret River

The Idea of Perfection is a 1999 novel by Australian author Kate Grenville.


  • "Dedication: For Tom and for Alice with love"
  • "Epigraph: 'An arch is two weaknesses which together make a strength.' - Leonardo da Vinci "

Awards and nominations[edit]

External links[edit]


  • "The Australian Public Intellectual Network" [1]
  • "Australian Women's Book Review [2]
  • "Orange Prize Project" weblog [3]