Briefly explain the themes that are in The Golden Age by Joan London.

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There are a number of important themes in the novel The Golden Age by Australian author Joan London.

The most obvious theme is the theme of illness. The novel is set in the 1950s in Perth, Australia. During this time, Perth had been struck by a big polio epidemic, which claimed many victims. Frank and Elsa, the two main characters of the novel, first meet in a rehabilitation clinic, as both of them are suffering from...

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