London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First printing.
Patrick White's celebrated fifth novel, with jacket art by Sydney Nolan.
Set in nineteenth century Australia, Voss concerns the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Voss sets out to cross the continent, and as hardships, mutiny and betrayal whittle away his power, his attachment to Laura gradually increases.
Based upon the life of the nineteenth-century Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt, this novel is now considered a classic.