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y Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush single work   novel   adventure   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1903 1903
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'Anne Bedo is unhappily married. Her husband, Elias, is an abusive drunk who cruelly mistreats her, and she decides she can't take it any more. While traveling by ship, Anne decides to make her escape. Making it appear as though she has gone mad and thrown herself overboard, she instead disembarks in disguise with her friend, the Aboriginal youth Kombo. Anne and Kombo venture through dangerous, unexplored country, braving the murderous tribes and cannibals, as she seeks to put distance between herself and her persecutor. During her travels, she meets up with Danish explorer Eric Hansen, and together, they make an astonishing discovery. Deep in the Australian wilderness lives a tribe of "Red Men," the Aca, part of the ancient Mayan race. Can Anne, Eric, and Kombo survive the myriad threats posed by savage cannibals, the Aca's "Death-Stone," and the vengeance of Elias Bedo? A "lost race" adventure novel in the tradition of H. Rider Haggard, Rosa Praed's "Fugitive Anne" (1902) also confronts important issues of the day, including colonialism and the difficulties faced by women trapped in bad marriages.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Valancourt edition).

Notes

  • A 'lost race' romance.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

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Works about this Work

Untitled single work review
— Review of Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Rosa Praed 1903 single work novel
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
On Rosa Praed's Affection for Australian Aboriginal Blacks from the Perspective of 'Fugitive Ann, A Romance of the Unexplored Bush' Xin Xin Li , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Xihua University , 30 August vol. 29 no. 4 2010; (p. 89-91)
Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
Lemuria and Australian Dreams of an Inland Sea Michael Cathcart , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 32-47)
Cathcart reads a range of 'Lemurian novels,' examining their 'uncomplicated optimism about the future of White Australia, their trust that the key to that future lay beneath the earth, in the Great Australian Basin, and their attempts to grapple with the deadly impact of colonisation on the Aborigines who resisted' (44).
Unknown Australia : Rosa Praed's Vanished Race Andrew McCann , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 37-50)
Examines the presentation of colonialism in some of Praed's work, in particular in her novel Fugitive Anne with its fantasy of the lost Lemurians.
The Other Women : Interrogating Sexuality in Rosa Praed's Lost Race Romance 'Fugitive Anne' Karen Hall , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Victorian Studies Journal , vol. 11 no. 2005; (p. 41-53)
Fabulating the Australian Desert : Australia's Lost Race Romances, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , April no. 3 2004;
Ethnographic Desires and Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 25-50, notes 144-146)
'As Unconscious and Gay as a Trout in a Stream?' : Turning the Trope of the Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Review , no. 74 2003; (p. 17-34)
This article forms the basis for a chapter in Dalziell's later work Settler Romances and the Australian Girl.
y Mobilising Fictions or, Romancing the Australian Desert, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1238252 2003 single work criticism 'This paper looks at Australia's "lost race romances", published between 1890 and 1908, so-called because they described the discovery of an unknown race in the middle of the Australian desert...' (Author's abstract)
'The One Jarring Note' : Race and Gender in Queensland Women's Writing to 1939 Belinda McKay , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , May vol. 8 no. 1 2001; (p. 31-54)
Examines the response of white women writers to the conditions of living and writing in Queensland before the social and cultural changes set in train by the Second World War. The article covers a range of women writers, with particular attention to Foott and Praed. Sees the principal themes pre-occupying these authors as "the colonial experience ... including the difficulty of finding a literary voice in a new land, a conflicted sense of place, the linking of masculinity with violence, and the promotion of racial purity."
More Lost and Found : In Australia Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 148-151)

— Review of Blood Tracks of the Bush : An Australian Romance Simpson Newland 1900 single work novel ; God in the Sand : An Australian Mystical Romance Theodore Price 1934 single work novel ; Full Moon Bay William Pengreep 1934 single work novel ; The Temple of Sahr William Pengreep 1932 single work novel ; The Hidden Kingdom M. Lynn Hamilton 1932 single work novel ; The Valley of Adventure : A Story for Boys E. V. Timms 1926 single work ; The Invisible Island : A Story of the Far North of Queensland Alexander Macdonald 1910 single work children's fiction ; Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Rosa Praed 1903 single work novel ; The Lost Civilization : A Story of Adventure in Central Australia Val Heslop 1936 single work novel
Troubled Homecomings : Rosa Praed and Lemuria Kay Ferres , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , October vol. 7 no. 2 2000; (p. 25-36)
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Rewriting Desire: Rosa Praed, Theosophy and the Sex Problem Kay Ferres , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Time to Write : Australian Women Writers 1890-1930 1993; (p. 238-255)
The New Woman and the Coming Man : Gender and Genre in the 'Lost Race' Romance Robert Dixon , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Debutante Nation : Feminism Contests the 1890s 1993; (p. 163-174; notes 240-242)
y The Nervous Nineties : Australian Cultural Life in the 1890s John Docker , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1991 Z543590 1991 single work criticism
The Nervous Nineties John Docker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 36-37)
More Lost and Found : In Australia Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 148-151)

— Review of Blood Tracks of the Bush : An Australian Romance Simpson Newland 1900 single work novel ; God in the Sand : An Australian Mystical Romance Theodore Price 1934 single work novel ; Full Moon Bay William Pengreep 1934 single work novel ; The Temple of Sahr William Pengreep 1932 single work novel ; The Hidden Kingdom M. Lynn Hamilton 1932 single work novel ; The Valley of Adventure : A Story for Boys E. V. Timms 1926 single work ; The Invisible Island : A Story of the Far North of Queensland Alexander Macdonald 1910 single work children's fiction ; Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Rosa Praed 1903 single work novel ; The Lost Civilization : A Story of Adventure in Central Australia Val Heslop 1936 single work novel
Untitled single work review
— Review of Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Rosa Praed 1903 single work novel
New Books 1903 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 24 June vol. 66 no. 1742 1903; (p. 16)

— Review of Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Rosa Praed 1903 single work novel
Troubled Homecomings : Rosa Praed and Lemuria Kay Ferres , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , October vol. 7 no. 2 2000; (p. 25-36)
Fabulating the Australian Desert : Australia's Lost Race Romances, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , April no. 3 2004;
Ethnographic Desires and Fugitive Anne : A Romance of the Unexplored Bush Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 25-50, notes 144-146)
'As Unconscious and Gay as a Trout in a Stream?' : Turning the Trope of the Australian Girl Tanya Dalziell , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Review , no. 74 2003; (p. 17-34)
This article forms the basis for a chapter in Dalziell's later work Settler Romances and the Australian Girl.
Unknown Australia : Rosa Praed's Vanished Race Andrew McCann , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 1 2005; (p. 37-50)
Examines the presentation of colonialism in some of Praed's work, in particular in her novel Fugitive Anne with its fantasy of the lost Lemurians.
y Mobilising Fictions or, Romancing the Australian Desert, 1890-1908 Melissa Bellanta , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1238252 2003 single work criticism 'This paper looks at Australia's "lost race romances", published between 1890 and 1908, so-called because they described the discovery of an unknown race in the middle of the Australian desert...' (Author's abstract)
The Other Women : Interrogating Sexuality in Rosa Praed's Lost Race Romance 'Fugitive Anne' Karen Hall , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Victorian Studies Journal , vol. 11 no. 2005; (p. 41-53)
Lemuria and Australian Dreams of an Inland Sea Michael Cathcart , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 32-47)
Cathcart reads a range of 'Lemurian novels,' examining their 'uncomplicated optimism about the future of White Australia, their trust that the key to that future lay beneath the earth, in the Great Australian Basin, and their attempts to grapple with the deadly impact of colonisation on the Aborigines who resisted' (44).
The Nervous Nineties John Docker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 36-37)
Tropical Flowers : Romancing North Queensland in Early Female Fiction and Poetry Cheryl M. Taylor , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 135-160)
Cheryl Taylor discusses seven female writers who were inspired by and wrote about North Queensland. She concludes, in part, that 'the flower authors see tropical Queensland as a place of liberation for women.... where young female characters assert an identity freed from parental or marital restrictions'.
Australian Science Fiction : In Search of the 'Feel' Dorotta Guttfeld , 2007-2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 65-72)
On Rosa Praed's Affection for Australian Aboriginal Blacks from the Perspective of 'Fugitive Ann, A Romance of the Unexplored Bush' Xin Xin Li , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Xihua University , 30 August vol. 29 no. 4 2010; (p. 89-91)
Britishness and Australian Popular Fiction : From the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries Hsu-Ming Teo , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 46-66)
'The analysis offered here is [...], a panoptic perspective of the tangled skeins of literary imagination and imitation, gender and genre requirements, editorial control, market considerations and the sheer economics of the international book trade that knotted Australian popular literature into the cultural and economic fabric of the British empire.' (47)
A Lady's Letter from London: 1873-1908 Ian Sibley , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 4 1984; (p. 502-507)
Squatter Reflections J. J. Healy , 1978-1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and the Aborigine in Australia 1770- 1975 1989; (p. 49-75)
This chapter looks at representations of Aboriginal Australians constructed by squatters in the early colonial period. Healy identifies Rolf Boldrewood (aka Thomas Alexander Browne) as the principal chronicler of squatter reflections of Aboriginal Australians. Focus is also given to the works of Rosa Campbell Praed.
Rewriting Desire: Rosa Praed, Theosophy and the Sex Problem Kay Ferres , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Time to Write : Australian Women Writers 1890-1930 1993; (p. 238-255)
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

`Weary with Travelling Through Realms of Air...': Romance Fiction of `Boldrewood', Haggard, Wells and Praed Peter Pierce , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 32 no. 2 1987; (p. 79-90)
y The Nervous Nineties : Australian Cultural Life in the 1890s John Docker , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1991 Z543590 1991 single work criticism
Rosa Praed's Colonial Heroines Michael Sharkey , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 1 1981; (p. 48-56) Who Is She? 1983; (p. 26-36)
Sharkey argues that romance enabled Praed to present the colonial experience from a metropolitan point of view and intelligibly relate the circumstances of women in fronteir society to a European audience. This is achieved by employing a love-theory that declares, in Platonic terms, that for each person there is one who is their perfect match.
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