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Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A 17th Century English horticulturist and his daughter are shipwrecked on a desert island, where they meet a deposed pretender to the Chinese throne and his elderly advisor, lost while sailing to Rome to seek the Pope's help. While the young romance, the old haggle, European navigation savvy in exchange for a rare Chinese rose.

Notes

  • Dedication: for John Clive (1924-1990) traveller soave sia il vento
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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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      Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hamish Hamilton , 1994 .
      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 0241002869
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1995 .
      Extent: 280p.
      Reprinted: 1995
      ISBN: 0140239634
    • Woodstock, New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Overlook Press , 1996 .
      Extent: 280p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Reprinted: 1997 with ISBN 0879517972
      ISBN: 0879516739
Alternative title: Die Rosenkreuzung : Roman
Language: German

Works about this Work

Multum In Parvo : Intertexts and Yin Yang Symbolism in Nicholas Jose's The Rose Crossing J. M. Q. Davies , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies in the 21st Century 2001; (p. [78]-85)
'Taming Distance' : Cross-Cultural Connections in the Work of Nicholas Jose Marc Delrez , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 36 no. 1 2001; (p. 45-57)
The articles discusses the treatment and presentation of China in Jose's novels, on the background of the tradition of imaginative engagement with Asia by other Australian authors. It argues that although Jose subscribes at times both to the myth of Asia's mystery and to cliches of oriental mysticism, his work differs from previous generations of Australian novelists in that the author looks to the possibility of "Sino-Australian symbiosis" as part of a desirable, if utopian, aim. Thus his work testifies to a shift in emphasis in respect of cross-cultural pursuits and the post-colonial stance, possibly subverting the notion of a unitary national identity.
y States of Imagination : Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Australian and Southern Asian Literature John McLaren , New Delhi : Prestige Books Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2001 Z954104 2001 single work criticism
La Trobe University Essay : vanishing points : an essay on the work of Nicholas Jose Evelyn Juers , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (2000-2001) no. 227 2000; (p. 41-46)
Landscape of Memory Nikki Barrowclough , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 12 July 1997; (p. 24-28)
Nature or Nurture Adam Aitken , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 56 no. 1 1996; (p. 196-207)
Formal and Stylistic Elegance Mark Davies , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 19 no. 1 1996; (p. 171-173)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
`Celebration of a Star' at Launch Robert Hefner , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 1995; (p. 24)
Flowering of a Mystery Eleanor Sprawson , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 3 June 1995; (p. 13)
Nicholas Jose - China Watcher Nicholas Jose , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The Newsletter of the New South Wales Writers' Centre , December-January (1995-1996) no. 45 1995; (p. 7)
Untitled Connie Mercer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Portrait of the Artist as a Man Simon Hughes , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 May 1995; (p. 10)

— Review of The Sitters Alex Miller 1995 single work novel ; The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Monsters Within the Human Heart Veronica Sen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 January 1995; (p. C11)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Gold by Any Other Name Suzanne Falkiner , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , January-February no. 72 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
This is Paradise Nicholas Clee , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 January no. 4788 1995; (p. 20)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 1995; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled Helen Horton , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , July vol. 7 no. 2 1995; (p. 99-100)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Disjunct Symmetries Peter Looker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1995; (p. 121-124)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled Joshua Hamilton Wilson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 40 no. 3 1995;

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
East Meets West in Seventeenth-Century Cross-Pollination John C. Hawley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 155-156)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled Connie Mercer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Portrait of the Artist as a Man Simon Hughes , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 May 1995; (p. 10)

— Review of The Sitters Alex Miller 1995 single work novel ; The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Forecasts Helen Elliott , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 74 no. 1051 1994; (p. 27-28)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
A Rose by Any Other Name Becomes a Symbol Nancy Phelan , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 165 1994; (p. 17-18)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Successful Graft in Full Bloom Penelope Nelson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 December 1994; (p. rev 4)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel ; Tansie Erika Kimpton 1994 single work novel
Only Cross-Pollinate Carney Fisher , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 134 1994; (p. 37)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Recrossing the Rose Simon Patton , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 60/61 1994-1995; (p. 48-51)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Monsters Within the Human Heart Veronica Sen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 January 1995; (p. C11)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Gold by Any Other Name Suzanne Falkiner , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , January-February no. 72 1995; (p. 16)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
This is Paradise Nicholas Clee , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 January no. 4788 1995; (p. 20)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 1995; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled Helen Horton , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , July vol. 7 no. 2 1995; (p. 99-100)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Disjunct Symmetries Peter Looker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1995; (p. 121-124)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled Joshua Hamilton Wilson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Spring vol. 40 no. 3 1995;

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
East Meets West in Seventeenth-Century Cross-Pollination John C. Hawley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 155-156)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Formal and Stylistic Elegance Mark Davies , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 19 no. 1 1996; (p. 171-173)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Untitled David Dowling , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian-Canadian Studies , vol. 13 no. 2 1995; (p. 132-135)

— Review of The Rose Crossing Nicholas Jose 1994 single work novel
Multum In Parvo : Intertexts and Yin Yang Symbolism in Nicholas Jose's The Rose Crossing J. M. Q. Davies , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies in the 21st Century 2001; (p. [78]-85)
Nick Jose : Behind the Great Wall Susan Chenery , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 November 1994; (p. 6A)
`Celebration of a Star' at Launch Robert Hefner , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 1995; (p. 24)
Flowering of a Mystery Eleanor Sprawson , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 3 June 1995; (p. 13)
Nature or Nurture Adam Aitken , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Autumn vol. 56 no. 1 1996; (p. 196-207)
Nicholas Jose - China Watcher Nicholas Jose , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The Newsletter of the New South Wales Writers' Centre , December-January (1995-1996) no. 45 1995; (p. 7)
Landscape of Memory Nikki Barrowclough , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 12 July 1997; (p. 24-28)
La Trobe University Essay : vanishing points : an essay on the work of Nicholas Jose Evelyn Juers , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (2000-2001) no. 227 2000; (p. 41-46)
'Taming Distance' : Cross-Cultural Connections in the Work of Nicholas Jose Marc Delrez , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 36 no. 1 2001; (p. 45-57)
The articles discusses the treatment and presentation of China in Jose's novels, on the background of the tradition of imaginative engagement with Asia by other Australian authors. It argues that although Jose subscribes at times both to the myth of Asia's mystery and to cliches of oriental mysticism, his work differs from previous generations of Australian novelists in that the author looks to the possibility of "Sino-Australian symbiosis" as part of a desirable, if utopian, aim. Thus his work testifies to a shift in emphasis in respect of cross-cultural pursuits and the post-colonial stance, possibly subverting the notion of a unitary national identity.
y States of Imagination : Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Australian and Southern Asian Literature John McLaren , New Delhi : Prestige Books Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2001 Z954104 2001 single work criticism
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