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y Careful, He Might Hear You single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'It’s the Great Depression. Six-year-old PS is an orphan. He lives in Sydney with his Aunt Lila. But all that is about to change. Now his Aunt Vanessa has decided to take proper care of him.

'Careful, He Might Hear You is one of the most extraordinary portraits of childhood in Australian fiction.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Adaptations

form y Careful, He Might Hear You Michael Jenkins , Sydney : Syme International Productions , 1983 Z1359519 1983 single work film/TV

Set in the Depression, the story follows the bitter struggle between two sisters over the custody of their orphaned nephew. Each determined to have the boy, both women resort to deceitful manipulation and cruel lies.

Careful, He Might Hear You David Sale , Ron Creager (composer), 1999 single work musical theatre

Notes

  • Dedication: For H. S. L.
  • Fictionalised autobiography.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Gollancz , 1963 .
      Extent: 339p.
      Note/s:
      • Verso of title page: 'First published July 1963 / Second impression September 1963'.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harper and Row , 1963 .
      4371604578718275593.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 339p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Reprinted: 1963 Four times.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Fawcett Publications , 1965 .
      Extent: 271p.
      Note/s:
      • Crest book, R796. 'A Crest reprint.'
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan , 1966 .
      8951593214479983371.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 300p.
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1983 .
      Extent: 299p.
      Reprinted: 1984
      ISBN: 0330270486
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Washington Square Press , 1984 .
      Extent: 314p.
      Note/s:
      • Records indicate that there was also a 1984 Pocket Books [imprint] produced as a Washington Square Press publication.
      ISBN: 0671504355
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan , 1984 .
      ISBN: 0330284614
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1997 .
      Extent: 299p.
      ISBN: 0330360477
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      3927253419114334135.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: xiv, 495p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Robin Nevin.
      • Publication date: 26 April 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921922244 (pbk.)
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Notes:
Condensed edition.

Works about this Work

'But Even Memory Is Fiction' : The (Fictional) Life and (Self ) Writing of Sumner Locke Elliott Shaun Bell , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 172-192)
'Shaun Bell recuperates Lock-Elliott from his common status as footnote or aside in accounts of literary networks, to identify common figures and set pirces across his oeuvre, as a ways of reading of his 'construction of self through nostalgia, art and life.' (Editorial, 7)
Classics Released Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 7)
Literary Heroes Forgotten Michael Heywood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 9)
Untitled Lorelei Vashti-Waite , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
Careful, He's Made Himself Heard at Last Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 June 1990; (p. 4)
Canon to the Right of Us, Canon to the Left of Us Dorothy Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer no. 17 1989; (p. 69-79)
y Seers and Makers : The Child as Narrative Strategy in Some Postwar Australian Fiction Kerry Jane Cotter , 1988 Z462566 1988 single work thesis
Sumner Locke Elliott Candida Baker (interviewer), 1987 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Yacker 2 : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1987; (p. 42-70)
Careful, He Might Hear You : The Novel, the Screenplay, the D and C Script and the Film Judy MacGraw , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Magician's Art 1987; (p. 151-175)
PS: We Hear You : Sumner Locke Elliott: An Interview in New York Jennifer Palmer (interviewer), 1983 single work interview
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Literary Supplement) , 27 December-3 January vol. 103 no. 5397 1983-1984; (p. 148-151)
Custody Battles and Dingoes Tony Morphett , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 27 no. 11 1983; (p. 9-11)
y [Conversation with Sumner Locke Elliott] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1970 Z1294207 1970 single work interview Locke Elliott speaks of his studies; his family; about writing one act plays; his decision to become a writer and not an actor; his return to Australia in 1950; writing Rusty Bugles; writing in New York (late 1950s) for television; the changing role of the television writer; his first novel Careful He Might Hear You and the ensuing success.
After the Golden Age April Hersey , 1967 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 89 no. 4570 1967; (p. 73)
Two Departures Alan Davies , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 February 1964; (p. 23)

— Review of Light and Shadow Herz Bergner Alec Braizblatt (translator), 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 29 1964; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Hopeton High : A Novel Brian James 1963 single work novel ; The Man Whose Name Was Mud Gavin Casey 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel ; Shake the Golden Bough : A Novel T. A. G. Hungerford 1963 single work novel ; Son of Mars : a novel Mungo MacCallum 1963 single work novel ; Green Gold Nene Gare 1963 single work novel
Untitled John K. Ewers , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October vol. 2 no. 12 1963; (p. 193)

— Review of Shake the Golden Bough : A Novel T. A. G. Hungerford 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
Untitled Lorelei Vashti-Waite , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
Two Departures Alan Davies , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 February 1964; (p. 23)

— Review of Light and Shadow Herz Bergner Alec Braizblatt (translator), 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 29 1964; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Hopeton High : A Novel Brian James 1963 single work novel ; The Man Whose Name Was Mud Gavin Casey 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel ; Shake the Golden Bough : A Novel T. A. G. Hungerford 1963 single work novel ; Son of Mars : a novel Mungo MacCallum 1963 single work novel ; Green Gold Nene Gare 1963 single work novel
Untitled John K. Ewers , 1963 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October vol. 2 no. 12 1963; (p. 193)

— Review of Shake the Golden Bough : A Novel T. A. G. Hungerford 1963 single work novel ; Careful, He Might Hear You Sumner Locke Elliott 1963 single work novel
y [Conversation with Sumner Locke Elliott] Hazel de Berg (interviewer), 1970 Z1294207 1970 single work interview Locke Elliott speaks of his studies; his family; about writing one act plays; his decision to become a writer and not an actor; his return to Australia in 1950; writing Rusty Bugles; writing in New York (late 1950s) for television; the changing role of the television writer; his first novel Careful He Might Hear You and the ensuing success.
Classics Released Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 7)
Literary Heroes Forgotten Michael Heywood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 January 2012; (p. 9)
Sumner Locke Elliott Candida Baker (interviewer), 1987 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Yacker 2 : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1987; (p. 42-70)
Careful, He's Made Himself Heard at Last Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 June 1990; (p. 4)
PS: We Hear You : Sumner Locke Elliott: An Interview in New York Jennifer Palmer (interviewer), 1983 single work interview
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Literary Supplement) , 27 December-3 January vol. 103 no. 5397 1983-1984; (p. 148-151)
After the Golden Age April Hersey , 1967 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 89 no. 4570 1967; (p. 73)
Custody Battles and Dingoes Tony Morphett , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 27 no. 11 1983; (p. 9-11)
Canon to the Right of Us, Canon to the Left of Us Dorothy Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer no. 17 1989; (p. 69-79)
y Seers and Makers : The Child as Narrative Strategy in Some Postwar Australian Fiction Kerry Jane Cotter , 1988 Z462566 1988 single work thesis
Careful, He Might Hear You : The Novel, the Screenplay, the D and C Script and the Film Judy MacGraw , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Magician's Art 1987; (p. 151-175)
'But Even Memory Is Fiction' : The (Fictional) Life and (Self ) Writing of Sumner Locke Elliott Shaun Bell , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 172-192)
'Shaun Bell recuperates Lock-Elliott from his common status as footnote or aside in accounts of literary networks, to identify common figures and set pirces across his oeuvre, as a ways of reading of his 'construction of self through nostalgia, art and life.' (Editorial, 7)
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