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y The Boy in the Bush single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924
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Adaptations

form y The Boy in the Bush Hugh Whitemore , Australia United Kingdom (UK) : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Portman Productions ABC Television , 1984 Z1430967 1984 series - publisher film/TV Set in Australia during the 1880s, this period drama focuses on Englishman Jack Grant, who travels to Western Australia to work on his relatives' farm.

Notes

  • Adapted for the 1983 television mini-series of the same name, directed by Rob Stewart with screenplay by Hugh Whitemore.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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Cambridge University Press , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Paul Eggert , 1924 criticism

Includes the following sections:

  • Perth and Mollie Skinner
  • The Writing of The Boy in the Bush
  • The Revision of the Typescripts
  • Publication
  • Mollie Skinner's and Lawrence's Relative Responsibilities for the Novel
  • Reception
  • Text
(p. xix-lviii)

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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      Martin Secker , 1924 .
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      Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Digital Archive
      Extent: vi, 369p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 1924. For differences between this and the first American edition see Eggert's introduction to the Cambridge edition.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Heinemann , 1972 .
      Extent: xxviii, 370p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Offset facsimile of first (English) printing.
      • Preface by Harry T. Moore. Note on the text by Matthew J. Bruccoli.
      ISBN: 0434407259
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking , 1972 .
      Extent: 370p.
      ISBN: 067000331X
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan , 1980 .
      Extent: xxi, 276p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Harry T. Moore.
      ISBN: 0333299787
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Thomas Seltzer , 1924 .
      Extent: vi, 388p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 1924. For differences between this and the first English edition see Eggert's introduction to the Cambridge edition.

Works about this Work

y D. H. Lawrence's Australia : Anxiety at the Edge of Empire David Game , Burlington : Ashgate , 2015 8271652 2015 single work criticism

'The first full-length account of D. H. Lawrence’s rich engagement with a country he found both fascinating and frustrating, D. H. Lawrence’s Australia focuses on the philosophical, anthropological and literary influences that informed the utopian and regenerative visions that characterise so much of Lawrence’s work. David Game gives particular attention to the four novels and one novella published between 1920 and 1925, what Game calls Lawrence’s “Australian period,” shedding new light on Lawrence’s attitudes towards Australia in general and, more specifically, towards Australian Aborigines, women and colonialism. He revisits key aspects of Lawrence’s development as a novelist and thinker, including the influence of Darwin and Lawrence’s rejection of eugenics, Christianity, psychoanalysis and science. While Game concentrates on the Australian novels such as Kangaroo and The Boy in the Bush, he also uncovers the Australian elements in a range of other works, including Lawrence’s last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence lived in Australia for just three months, but as Game shows, it played a significant role in his quest for a way of life that would enable regeneration of the individual in the face of what Lawrence saw as the moral collapse of modern industrial civilisation after the outbreak of World War I.' (Publication summary)

Understanding Mollie's India : Exploring Texts, Co-Texts and Contexts of Letters of a V.A.D. and Tucker Sees India Ipsita Sengupta , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 3 2010; (p. 65-80)
Readers and Editors : New Directions in Scholarly Editing Paul Eggert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Securing the Past : Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature 2009; (p. 185-213, notes 256-260)
The Wide Brown Land : Literary Readings of Space and the Australian Continent Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 45-53)
'In his 1987 poem "Louvres" Les Murray speaks of journeys to 'the three quarters of our continent/set aside for mystic poetry" (2002, 239), a very different reading of Australia's inner space to A.D. Hope's 1939 vision of it as '[t]he Arabian desert of the human mind" (1966, 13) In this paper I review the opposed, contradictory ways in which the inner space of Australia has been perceived by Australian writers, and note changes in those literary perceptions, especially in the last fifty years. In that time what was routinely categerised, by Patrick White among others, as the "Dead heart" (1974, 94) - the disappointing desert encountered by nineteenth=century European explorers looking for another America -has been re-mythologised as the "Red Centre," the symbolic, living heart of the continent. What Barcroft Boake's 1897 poem hauntingly portrayed as out where the dead men lie" (140,-2) is now more commonly imagined as a site of spiritual exploration and psychic renewal, a place where Aboriginal identification with the land is respected and even shared. This change was powerfully symbolised in 1985 by the return to the traditional Anangu owners of the title deeds to the renamed Uluru, the great stone sited at the centre of the continent; but while this re-mythologising has been increasingly influential in literary readings, older, more negative constructions of that space as hostile and sterile have persisted, so that contradictory attitudes towards the inner space of Australia continue to be expressed. In reviewing a selection of those readings, I am conscious that they both distort and influence broader cultural perceptions. I am also aware that literary reconstructions of the past reflect both the attitudes of the time depicted and the current attitudes of the writer, and that separating the two is seldom simple. Finally, I am conscious of the connections between literary readings and those in art and film of the kind documented by Roslynn Hanes in her 1998 study Seeking the Centre: the Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film, and those in television and advertising. I have however, with the exception of the Postscript, limited my paper to literary readings, with an emphasis on works published since Haynes's study.' (Author's abstract p. 45)
Place, Colour and Sedition : D. H. Lawrence's Kangaroo, a Study in Environmental Values Humphrey McQueen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Politics and Culture , no. 3 2006;
Y'Self is God! : A Literary Slander on Australia 1925 single work review
— Appears in: Life : A Record for Busy Folk , 1 January 1925; (p. 22-24)

— Review of The Boy in the Bush D. H. Lawrence M. L. Skinner 1924 single work novel
The Disintegration of D. H. Lawrence Vance Palmer , 1925 single work review
— Appears in: Boston Independent , 11 April 1925; (p. 414-415)

— Review of The Boy in the Bush D. H. Lawrence M. L. Skinner 1924 single work novel
Misfit to Patriarch Bruce Steele , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 123 1991; (p. 88-90)

— Review of The Boy in the Bush D. H. Lawrence M. L. Skinner 1924 single work novel
The Lawrence Touch - for Better and Worse David Carter , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 1991; (p. rev 6)

— Review of The Boy in the Bush D. H. Lawrence M. L. Skinner 1924 single work novel
Lawrence Legacy Makes Curious Collaboration H. A. Willis , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 September 1991; (p. 11)

— Review of The Boy in the Bush D. H. Lawrence M. L. Skinner 1924 single work novel
The Dutch-Australian Connection : Willem Siebenhaar, D. H. Lawrence, Max Havelaar and Kangaroo Paul Eggert , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 1 2003; (p. 3-19)
This thoroughly researched article traces the life and work of Dutch-born left-wing activist, theosophist, scholar and poet Willem Siebenhaar who moved to Western Australia in 1891, and his connection with D. H. Lawrence, whom he met in 1922 and who helped him secure publication for a translation of Multatuli's Max Havelaar. Drawing on archival material such as Siebenhaar's correspondence, and on the letters of Lawrence, the article provides evidence not only of Siebenhaar's socialist (and at the time rather unpopular) ideas and attitudes, but also of the effects some of these had on Lawrence who put his acquaintance with Siebenhaar to creative use in writing his 'Australian' novel Kangaroo, particularly with regard to the fictional character Willie Struthers.
Place, Colour and Sedition : D. H. Lawrence's Kangaroo, a Study in Environmental Values Humphrey McQueen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Politics and Culture , no. 3 2006;
Comedy and Provisionality: Lawrence's Address to His Audience and Material in His Australian Novels Paul Eggert , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lawrence and Comedy 1996; (p. 131-157)
With particular reference to Lawrence's two Australian novels, Eggert argues that '[b]ehind the often earnest and passionate engagement with ideas and intense emotions - which, for so many people, is the Lawrentian trademark - lurks a form of comedy.'
Mating and Courting : Misogyny in West Australia Sue Roff , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Newsletter of the American Association of Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 1 no. 2 1985; (p. 6)
Readers and Editors : New Directions in Scholarly Editing Paul Eggert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Securing the Past : Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature 2009; (p. 185-213, notes 256-260)
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