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Jonah Issue Details: First known date: 1911... 1911
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'Jonah, born a hunchback, is feared and revered in equal measure as the ruthless leader of the Push, a violent gang that terrorises the slums of Waterloo. Chook, a fellow member of the Push, is Jonah's loyal best friend. But after a chance encounter with his son, the result of a casual affair, Jonah decides to abandon the larrikin life and settle down. He marries Ada, the mother of his child, and takes advantage of an opportunity to open his own business. Chook, too, leaves the Push and finds love in the arms of factory worker, Pinkey. But can either man escape his awful past?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Text Publishing edition).

Adaptations

form y Jonah Eleanor Witcombe , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1982 Z869032 1982 series - publisher film/TV

A young boy living on the streets at the turn of the twentieth century decides to make something of his life. The Australian Women's Weekly describes the program as 'detailing the rise of a hunchbacked 1900s larrikin gang leader from the gutter to the respectability of owning a shoe emporium' (Wed. 24 June 1981, p.118S).

For a detailed, episode-by-episode synopsis, see Film Details.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Abbie
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Chinese
Notes:
Alternative title unknown.

Works about this Work

The Sentimental Bloke Julie Rigg , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Greats 2008; (p. 77-79)
'Parnassus Slope' : C. J. Dennis's First Years in Victoria Philip Butterss , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 254-271)
Reissued Realism Delys Bird , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 247 2002-2003; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Sugar Heaven Jean Devanny 1936 single work novel ; Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
History Versus Literature Patrick Morgan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , March no. 32 1992; (p. 75-82)
y The Nervous Nineties : Australian Cultural Life in the 1890s John Docker , South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1991 Z543590 1991 single work criticism
Reissued Realism Delys Bird , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 247 2002-2003; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Sugar Heaven Jean Devanny 1936 single work novel ; Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Passage Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Frontiers of Literature 1945 single work review
— Appears in: Book News , August no. [1] 1945; (p. 6)

— Review of God Glanced Away : A Novel Gilbert Anstruther 1945 single work novel ; Two Frontiers E. J. Brady 1944 single work biography ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
A Reader's Notebook: New Australian Work Nettie Palmer , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 May vol. 5 no. 5 1933; (p. 69-70)

— Review of The Animals Noah Forgot A. B. Paterson 1933 selected work poetry ; In the Wake of the Bounty : To Tahiti and Pitcairn Island Charles Chauvel 1933 single work ; 'Mordecaius' Overture : A Poem Bertram Higgins 1933 single work poetry ; Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel ; Bring the Monkey : A Light Novel Miles Franklin 1933 single work novel
Untitled Freda Barrymore , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 18 November 1933; (p. 92)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Jonah : An Australian Larrikin 1933 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August no. 17 1933; (p. 19)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Australian Books of 1930 Nettie Palmer , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 2 no. 12 1930; (p. 307-310)

— Review of The Gully and Other Verses Furnley Maurice 1929 selected work poetry ; The Wild Swan : Poems Mary Gilmore 1930 selected work poetry ; Queensland Poets Henry Arthur Kellow 1930 single work criticism ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony : Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule Henry Handel Richardson 1930 selected work novel ; Ten Creeks Run : A Tale of the Horse and Cattle Stations of the Murrumbidgee Brent of Bin Bin 1930 single work novel ; Men Are Human Vance Palmer 1930 single work novel ; Haxby's Circus : The Lightest, Brightest Little Show on Earth Katharine Susannah Prichard 1930 single work novel ; Redheap Norman Lindsay 1930 single work novel ; The Difficult Art Georgia Rivers 1930 single work novel ; Negrohead Roy Bridges 1930 single work novel ; Earth Battle Dorothy Cottrell 1930 single work novel ; Huon Belle : A Novel Isabel Dick 1930 single work novel ; Only the Morning John Dalley 1930 single work novel ; An Outline of Australian Literature H. M. Green 1930 single work criticism ; Souvenirs d'une Parisienne aux Antipodes Marie Rousselet Niau 1930 single work autobiography ; Knocking Round J. Le Gay Brereton 1930 selected work criticism biography autobiography prose essay short story ; The Kitchen Table : a play in one act Vida Lenox 1930 single work drama
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations 1933 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 July vol. 5 no. 7 1933; (p. 106)
'Parnassus Slope' : C. J. Dennis's First Years in Victoria Philip Butterss , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 254-271)
The Sentimental Bloke Julie Rigg , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Greats 2008; (p. 77-79)
Some Australian Books Victor Kennedy , 1932 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 4 March vol. 1 no. 11 1932; (p. 16-17)
Kennedy identifies what he considers to be the best Australian novels.
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