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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
Gerrymander : The Place of Suburbia in Australian Fiction Robin Gerster , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 49 no. 3 1990; (p. 565-575) Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 19-30)
Rocks and Mud and Novels Norman Lindsay , 1990-1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: Norman Lindsay on Art, Life and Literature 1990; (p. 78-82)
Larrikins - the Context Manning Clark , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Larrikin Streak: Australian Writers Look at the Legend 1990; (p. 37-39)
Sentimental Jonah's Heart of Stone C A Cranston , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 216-228)
Cranston examines Jonah in the context of its exhibition of pagan myth and fairytale. Cranston argues that Jonah represents the primal nature of man in his pan-like appearance and character, concluding that "Jonah is the embodiment of the typical qualities of the outcast, an outlaw in exile, pursuing his life of non-conformity" by distorting mythologies and fairytales and bending Christian ideology to personify anti-Christian ideals.
Antipodean Literature : A World Upside Down? John Docker , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 48-56)
From Federation into the 1930s Joseph Jones , Johanna Jones , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Fiction 1983; (p. 25-43)
Louis Stone 1871-1935 Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 100-104)
Sydney or the Bush : Some Literary Images Brian Kiernan , 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 June 1978; Twentieth Century Sydney : Studies in Urban and Social History 1980; (p. 148-165) Studies in Australian Literary History 1997; (p. 129-156)
y Louis Stone H. J. Oliver , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1968 Z152149 1968 single work criticism
Untitled 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 January 1966; (p. 6)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Louis Stone's 'Jonah' : A Cinematic Novel Dorothy Green , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 2 no. 1 1965; (p. 15-31) The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971; (p. 159-175)

Green identifies Stone's narrative gift in his ability to construct character through action, connecting this effect to the narrative devices of motion pictures. The limitations of the novel, Green argues, would be assisted by adaptation to film, enabling the visual medium to convey the many meanings Stone suggested in the actions of his characters and the movements of the surrounding city.

Jonah Ronald McCuaig , 1965 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Nation , 16 October 1965; (p. 17)
Swallowed by the Whale Judith Barbour , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 18 September 1965; (p. 22)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 1965; (p. 12)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled Dorothy Green , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 September 1965; (p. 11)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
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
Untitled 1911 single work review
— Appears in: The Bookfellow , 1 December no. 1 1911; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
A Good Story of Larrikin Life 1911 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 October vol. 32 no. 1651 1911; (p. 2)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
A Story of the "Pushes" 1911 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 13 December 1911; (p. 55)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Literary Gossip 1911 single work review
— Appears in: The Leader , 2 December no. 2917 1911; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
The Bush in Prose and Verse 1912 single work review
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , February vol. 10 no. 58 1912; (p. xvii-xviii)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Swallowed by the Whale Judith Barbour , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 18 September 1965; (p. 22)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Dunlevy , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 1965; (p. 12)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled Dorothy Green , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 September 1965; (p. 11)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
The Hunchback's Story Nancy Keesing , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 August vol. 87 no. 4461 1965; (p. 55)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October vol. 4 no. 12 1965; (p. 223)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Untitled 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 January 1966; (p. 6)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel
Stone and Dyson Norman Lindsay , 1954 single work review criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 April vol. 75 no. 3872 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of Jonah Louis Stone 1911 single work novel ; Below and on Top Edward Dyson 1898 selected work short story
Lindsay's 1950s article on Edward Dyson and Louis Stone tries to situate the writers in the Australian literary tradition dominated by Henry Lawson, Steele Rudd and Joseph Furphy. Lindsay acknowledges the uneven quality of Dyson's stories, but praises the mining stories of Below and on Top. Stone's novel, Jonah, is praised for the "vivid character-creation and . . . subtle and profound psychology" that is "sustained by the brilliant visualisation of the background".
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.
Louis Stone C.M. , 1935 single work obituary (for Louis Stone )
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 9 October vol. 56 no. 2904 1935; (p. 4)
Louis Stone 1871-1935 Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 100-104)
Louis Stone's 'Jonah' : A Cinematic Novel Dorothy Green , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , June vol. 2 no. 1 1965; (p. 15-31) The Australian Nationalists : Modern Critical Essays 1971; (p. 159-175)

Green identifies Stone's narrative gift in his ability to construct character through action, connecting this effect to the narrative devices of motion pictures. The limitations of the novel, Green argues, would be assisted by adaptation to film, enabling the visual medium to convey the many meanings Stone suggested in the actions of his characters and the movements of the surrounding city.

History Versus Literature Patrick Morgan , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , March no. 32 1992; (p. 75-82)
Sentimental Jonah's Heart of Stone C A Cranston , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 216-228)
Cranston examines Jonah in the context of its exhibition of pagan myth and fairytale. Cranston argues that Jonah represents the primal nature of man in his pan-like appearance and character, concluding that "Jonah is the embodiment of the typical qualities of the outcast, an outlaw in exile, pursuing his life of non-conformity" by distorting mythologies and fairytales and bending Christian ideology to personify anti-Christian ideals.
Our Necessary Novels Nettie Palmer , 1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 June vol. 50 no. 2574 1929; (p. 5)
From Federation into the 1930s Joseph Jones , Johanna Jones , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Fiction 1983; (p. 25-43)
The Writer of 'Jonah' John Ladeveze , 1912 single work biography column
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 17 July 1912; (p. 20)
y Socialism and the Novel : A Study of Australian Literature Jack Beasley , Petersham : The Editor , 1957 Z817752 1957 single work criticism
Larrikins All 1948 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 November vol. 69 no. 3586 1948; (p. 12)
Antipodean Literature : A World Upside Down? John Docker , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 48-56)
Gerrymander : The Place of Suburbia in Australian Fiction Robin Gerster , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 49 no. 3 1990; (p. 565-575) Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 19-30)
y Louis Stone H. J. Oliver , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1968 Z152149 1968 single work criticism
Louis Stone H. J. Oliver , 1954 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 13 no. 3 1954; (p. 334-345)
An Appreciation of Louis Stone Norman Lindsay , 1915 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lone Hand , (n.s. vol.5 no.1) December vol. 18 no. 104 1915; (p. 37-39)
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