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Wanting: Wanting

A guide for VCE Literature students studying 'Wanting'


The novel, Wanting, by Richard Flanagan can be found in the Resource Centre in the Senior fiction shelves at FLAN.

Visit Richard Flanagan's official web-site for biographical details and background information on Wanting.

Richard Flanagan - biography

Visit the following web-sites for information on Richard Flanagan, his life and achievements.

What led you to write Wanting?

Mathinna - Bangarra Dance Theatre

Historical Context - Colonial Tasmania

Historical Context - Life and times of Charles Dickens



There have been numerous reviews written on the novel, Wanting.

Read the reviews written in international newspapers such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

Also read the reviews published on various literary web-sites, including Literary Corner Cafe, LitLovers and Read in a Single Sitting.


Who are the main characters in Wanting?