y The Getting of Wisdom single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1910 1910
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'A coming-of-age story of a spontaneous heroine who finds herself ensconced in the rigidity of a turn-of-the-century boarding school. The clever and highly imaginative Laura has difficulty fitting in with her wealthy classmates and begins to compromise her ideals in her search for popularity and acceptance.' (From the publisher's website.)

Adaptations

form y The Getting Of Wisdom Eleanor Witcombe , Australia : Southern Cross Films , 1978 Z1446682 1978 single work film/TV (taught in 2 units)

In the early 1900s, the spirited and talented Laura Tweedle Ramsbotham arrives at an exclusive Melbourne ladies' college, only to be greeted with jeers and treated as a country bumpkin. Although she is defiant towards her peers, the pressure almost defeats her. She soon learns, however, to be as ruthless as the other girls. Caught out after inventing an illicit liaison with the handsome new minister, she becomes a pariah until she is taken under the wing of an older girl, the elegant and kindly Evelyn Suitor. Laura subsequently falls in love with Evelyn, causing the latter to leave the school in order to escape Laura's attentions. Laura eventually completes her schooling, winning a two-year music scholarship to study piano.

Source: Australian Screen.

Notes

  • Available in Braille, as sound and video recording, and as adapted secondary school text.

    For early reviews see also Gay Howells's bibliography Henry Handel Richardson.

  • Dedication: To my unnamed little collaborator
  • Epigraph: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs, IV, 7.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
c
United States of America (USA),
c
Americas,
:
Dial Press , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Getting of Wisdom : Introduction, Germaine Greer , 1981 single work criticism
Greer discusses The Getting of Wisdom in relation to the themes expressed in Maurice Guest, Richardson's preceding novel, and identifies many parallels in the tensions between charcters, ranging from sexual to artistic tension. Greer praises The Getting of Wisdom at the expense of Richard Mahony because the former is less ambitious and presents a subject that is "like the rest of us, ordinary, and therefore deeply important".
* Contents derived from the London,
c
England,
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,
:
Virago , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Getting of Wisdom : Introduction, Germaine Greer , 1981 single work criticism
Greer discusses The Getting of Wisdom in relation to the themes expressed in Maurice Guest, Richardson's preceding novel, and identifies many parallels in the tensions between charcters, ranging from sexual to artistic tension. Greer praises The Getting of Wisdom at the expense of Richard Mahony because the former is less ambitious and presents a subject that is "like the rest of us, ordinary, and therefore deeply important".
(p. v-xxi)
* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Getting of Wisdom : Introduction, Germaine Greer , 1981 single work criticism
Greer discusses The Getting of Wisdom in relation to the themes expressed in Maurice Guest, Richardson's preceding novel, and identifies many parallels in the tensions between charcters, ranging from sexual to artistic tension. Greer praises The Getting of Wisdom at the expense of Richard Mahony because the former is less ambitious and presents a subject that is "like the rest of us, ordinary, and therefore deeply important".

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Duffield , 1910 .
      Extent: 274p.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2013 .
      Extent: 264p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 20/11/2013
      ISBN: 9780143569695

Works about this Work

26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
The Case for Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom Michelle Smith , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Conversation , 12 March 2014;
y Empire Girls : The Colonial Heroine Comes of Age Mandy Treagus , Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press , 2014 7676477 2014 single work criticism

'The dominant form of the nineteenth-century novel was the Bildungsroman, a story of an individual’s development that came to speak more widely of the aspirations of nineteenth-century British society. Some of the most famous examples — David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre — validated the world from which they sprang, in which even orphans could successfully make their way.

Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age is a critical examination of three novels by writers from different regions of the British Empire: Olive Schreiner’s The Story of An African Farm (South Africa), Sara Jeannette Duncan’s A Daughter of Today (Canada) and Henry Handel Richardson’s The Getting of Wisdom (Australia). All three novels commence as conventional Bildungsromane, yet the plots of all diverge from the usual narrative structure, as a result of both their colonial origins and the clash between their aspirational heroines and the plots available to them. In an analysis including gender, empire, nation and race, Empire Girls provides new critical perspectives on the ways in which this dominant narrative form performs very differently when taken out of its metropolitan setting.' (Publisher's website)

Etty and Nettie : When Nettie Palmer Visited Henry Handel Richardson Brenda Niall , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 348 2013; (p. 28-35)
Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
'In the Market for Men' — Rodney Hall on Fiction and The Getting of Wisdom W. H. Chong , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Crikey , March 2012;
Australian author Rodney Hall gives a talk on Henry Handel Richardson’s The Getting of Wisdom (1910).
Tales of Growing Up Never Become Old Emma Macdonald , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 March 2010; (p. 25)
'Two books about girls learning of the world have their anniversary this year: the 100th for The Getting of Wisdom by Australian writer Henry Handel Richardson, while American Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is 50.' Source: The Courier Mail 27-28 March 2010.
Three Australian Novels: From Making It to Faking It. Patricia Dobrez , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Art and Authenticity 2010; (p. 95-105)
The Getting of Wisdom : Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 81-85)
Passion by Proxy: Henry Handel Richardson's Sapphic Investment in Her Early Fiction Michael Ackland , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 147-152)
Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories : Defining the Meaning of Place on the Nepean Peninsula Ursula M. de Jong , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antípodas , no. 15 2004; (p. 127-141)
New Issues, Old Issues : The Australian Tradition Revisited John McLaren , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 49-56)

McLaren discusses a number of Australian novels (all recently re-issued) which have been central to developing the way in which Australians and foreigners think about white society in this continent. He distinguishes several trends and traditions in describing and characterising Australia's social and political system. Whereas Clarke and Richardson present Australia as a prison, Palmer and Waten present it as a land offering the promise of freedom. Furphy, on the other hand, is seen as a writer 'who shows us a country seeming to offer plentitude but finally withholding its promise' (54).

McLaren concludes that the 'past expressed in these fictions variously produced values of solidarity, egalitarianism, harmony with the land, but their values remain circumscribed by fear of the powerless and the dispossessed, by the arrogance of the powerful, and by distrust of the outsider. Our future will be secure only as we accept continuity with the past, enter into dialogue with the differences of the present, and accept a common responsibility towards the land that supports us' (56).

Untitled Leonora Ritter , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 193-194) JAS Review of Books , August no. 8 2002;

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Works of Thorough Scholarship Joy W. Hooton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 January 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; His Natural Life Marcus Clarke 1870-1872 single work novel
A Great Australian Novel Brenda Niall , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 51)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Clinging to the Wreckage Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 169 2002; (p. 138-139)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; His Natural Life Marcus Clarke 1870-1872 single work novel
y Finding Herself in Fiction : Henry Handel Richardson : 1896-1910 Axel Clark , Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2001 Z915252 2001 single work biography
Still Relevant After All These Years Carolyn Hughes , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 December 2001; (p. 5)
Aesthetic as Well as Cultural Ralph Elliott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 January 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature 2000 anthology criticism ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; Real Relations : The Feminist Politics of Form in Australian Fiction Susan Lever 2000 selected work criticism
Joe Wilson and the Angel in the Bush Joy W. Hooton , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 44 no. 7-8 2000; (p. 67-73)
Untitled Leonora Ritter , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 193-194) JAS Review of Books , August no. 8 2002;

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Some New Australian Books Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 14 September vol. 3 no. 9 1931; (p. 178-179)

— Review of The Rue Tree : Poems Mary Gilmore 1931 selected work poetry ; Songs and Poems : With an Introductory Essay on Poetry in Australia Brian Fitzpatrick 1931 selected work poetry ; Earth Kindred James Devaney 1931 selected work poetry ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; The Sands of Windee Arthur W. Upfield 1931 single work novel ; The Butterfly with Big Feet Neville Hawthorn Smith 1931 single work novel
Years of Adolescence Margaret MacCallum , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Book News and Library Journal , June vol. 1 no. 12 1947; (p. 541-42)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
MacCallum also reviews Forrest Reid's Peter Waring.
Untitled Freda Barrymore , 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 15 February 1930; (p. 40)

— Review of Maurice Guest Henry Handel Richardson 1908 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony Henry Handel Richardson 1917 single work novel
Untitled Freda Barrymore , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The North Queensland Register , 15 August 1931; (p. 40)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Reading Melbourne Peter Craven , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 April 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; The Cardboard Crown Martin Boyd 1952 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; The Nightmarkets : A Novel Alan Wearne 1986 sequence novel ; The Life and Death of Sandy Stone Barry Humphries 1990 single work drama ; The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume 1886 single work novel
Untitled F. Adcock , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 15 May 1981; (p. 537)

— Review of Maurice Guest Henry Handel Richardson 1908 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled C. Moorehead , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 20 June 1981; (p. 24)

— Review of Maurice Guest Henry Handel Richardson 1908 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled 1910 single work review
— Appears in: English Review , November vol. 6 no. 1910; (p. 754)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled M. B. , 1947 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Books , vol. 2 no. 6 1947; (p. 175-176)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled N. Lewis , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , vol. 98 no. 1978; (p. 624)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled J. Cook , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 17 April 1981; (p. 20)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Second Thoughts Peter Craven , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 November 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 July 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Aesthetic as Well as Cultural Ralph Elliott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 January 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature 2000 anthology criticism ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; Real Relations : The Feminist Politics of Form in Australian Fiction Susan Lever 2000 selected work criticism
Untitled 1910 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 10 December vol. 8 no. 1910; (p. 456)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
The English novel of to-day. IV. Biographical Gerald Gould , 1924 single work review
— Appears in: Observer , 20 April 1924; (p. 7)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled Harold Nicolson , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Evening Standard , 21 May 1931; (p. 17)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Express , 23 May 1931; (p. 8)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: Manchester Evening News , 28 May 1931; (p. 4)

— Review of The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel
New Issues, Old Issues : The Australian Tradition Revisited John McLaren , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 170 2003; (p. 49-56)

McLaren discusses a number of Australian novels (all recently re-issued) which have been central to developing the way in which Australians and foreigners think about white society in this continent. He distinguishes several trends and traditions in describing and characterising Australia's social and political system. Whereas Clarke and Richardson present Australia as a prison, Palmer and Waten present it as a land offering the promise of freedom. Furphy, on the other hand, is seen as a writer 'who shows us a country seeming to offer plentitude but finally withholding its promise' (54).

McLaren concludes that the 'past expressed in these fictions variously produced values of solidarity, egalitarianism, harmony with the land, but their values remain circumscribed by fear of the powerless and the dispossessed, by the arrogance of the powerful, and by distrust of the outsider. Our future will be secure only as we accept continuity with the past, enter into dialogue with the differences of the present, and accept a common responsibility towards the land that supports us' (56).

"The Getting of Wisdom": Individuality vs. Conformity Jennifer Breen , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 144-159)
Henry Handel Richardson: Some Associations G. A. Wilkes , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 47 no. 2 1987; (p. 207-213)
Passion by Proxy: Henry Handel Richardson's Sapphic Investment in Her Early Fiction Michael Ackland , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 147-152)
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1930 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 15 July vol. 2 no. 7 1930; (p. 175-176)
Palmer argues for greater attention to be paid Australia's literary heritage. Also includes reviews of Book of the Knight of La Tour Laudry edited by Wyndham Lewis, books from the Everyman Library, Aino Kallas' The Wolf's Bride, Upton Sinclair's Mountain City, Edna Ferber's Cimarron and Degenerate Oxford? by Terrence Greenidge.
This Year's Australian Literature Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 1 December vol. 3 no. 12 1931; (p. 227)

— Review of Songs and Poems : With an Introductory Essay on Poetry in Australia Brian Fitzpatrick 1931 selected work poetry ; The Poor Poet and the Beautiful Lady Alan D. Mickle 1931 selected work poetry ; Saturday Mornings Walter Murdoch 1931 single work prose ; Tybal Men 'Louis Kaye' 1931 single work novel ; Trinity Roy Bridges 1931 single work novel ; Vision : A Novel Anne Praize 1931 single work novel ; Bracken Bernard Cronin 1928 single work novel ; Macleod of 'The Bulletin' : The Life and Work of William Macleod Conor Macleod 1931 single work biography
Palmer reviews some new Australian novels and gives an overview of those published throughout 1931. Also includes comment on Australian Authors' Week in London.
The Getting of Wisdom : Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 81-85)
Henry Handel Richardson : Her Reputation Nettie Palmer , 1929 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 5 March vol. 5 no. 15 1929; (p. 11, 30)

Nettie Palmer hails Henry Handel Richardson as a gifted and important writer. She discusses The Getting of Wisdom at some length, pointing out that it was Richardson's understanding of female psychology that revealed that the writer was in fact a woman.

Palmer describes Ultima Thule as a 'work of genius' and comments on an article in a London paper entitled 'Melbourne Woman's Leap to Fame' – Palmer points out that the leap took twenty years.

Palmer also notes that the first two novels in Richardson's eventual trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony : Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule are now hard to obtain, especially the first, Australia Felix, as it was published during the war. She expresses the hope that Heinemann will produce an omnibus of the trilogy.

Tales of Growing Up Never Become Old Emma Macdonald , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 March 2010; (p. 25)
'Two books about girls learning of the world have their anniversary this year: the 100th for The Getting of Wisdom by Australian writer Henry Handel Richardson, while American Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is 50.' Source: The Courier Mail 27-28 March 2010.
Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
Three Australian Novels: From Making It to Faking It. Patricia Dobrez , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Art and Authenticity 2010; (p. 95-105)
Dynamic Weaving, Fabric of Stories : Defining the Meaning of Place on the Nepean Peninsula Ursula M. de Jong , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antípodas , no. 15 2004; (p. 127-141)
Etty and Nettie : When Nettie Palmer Visited Henry Handel Richardson Brenda Niall , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 348 2013; (p. 28-35)
Henry Handel Richardson 1870-1946 Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1980 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australia's Writers 1980; (p. 111-116)
y Who are We? The Australian Quest for Literary Identity Richard Scott Carr , Ann Arbor : University Microfilms International , 1994 Z67137 1994 single work thesis

'This full-fledged literary and critical history of Australian fiction specifies the governing themes of the fiction and its various schools; it analyzes the evolution of a canon of Australian fiction in literary history; and it demonstrates the way Australian writers and scholars have been forced to adjust their beliefs about authentic Australian literature since the emergence of Aboriginal imaginative writing in the 1960s. This study presents and analyzes the longstanding battle of Australian literature for academic and popular recognition in Australia, a struggle mirroring the larger national quest for a confident identity. The "Emigrant Mechanic," narrator of Alexander Harris' Settlers and Convicts, or Recollections of Sixteen Years Labour in the Australian Backwoods (1847), identifies themes that have persisted in Australian culture and literature--the fascination with the landscape, the rise of the New Australian, the mateship social dynamic.

'Those themes persist, for example, in the 'bush fiction' of Henry Lawson, Joseph Furphy, and their successors, fiction focusing on survival, as bush dwellers fight an environment bent on defeating human effort. Harris adds another major theme that resonates in Australia's canonical fiction when, despite his avowed aim to celebrate the Australian experience, he returns homesick to England. Much of Australian fiction is a story of leaving; the hero--the exceptional person--must escape Australia to find fulfillment.

'Those who stay, like Meg in Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians, are best served by learning to become proper Imperial citizens. The emergence of Aboriginal fiction, poetry, and drama in the 1960s introduces a new story and theme into Australian literature, the search for the Aboriginal soul lost or disrupted with the arrival of the Europeans, when the narrator in Mudrooroo's (Colin Johnson's) landmark Wild Cat Falling (1965) breaks from the cycle of prison-release-recapture. Recognizing his heritage and recovering his Aboriginal self, he provides--in the Aboriginal journey to reclaim the soul--a potent literary counter to the cultural sense of displacement and inferiority evident throughout Australian canonical fiction. In recognizing and embracing the Aboriginal spirit of the continent, Australian writers and readers can hope to resolve their identity quest.' (National Library of Australia catalogue record)

From The Getting of Wisdom to Illywhacker : The Library and Our Literary Heritage Kate Grenville , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , February 1989; (p. 55-69)
Henry Handel Richardson : The Getting of Wisdom, Stories, Selected Prose and Correspondence : Introduction Susan Lever , Catherine Cecilia Pratt , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Henry Handel Richardson : The Getting of Wisdom, Stories, Selected Prose and Correspondence 1997; (p. ix-xxiv)
My Favourite Among My Books Henry Handel Richardson , 1997 single work column autobiography
— Appears in: Henry Handel Richardson : The Getting of Wisdom, Stories, Selected Prose and Correspondence 1997; (p. 237-238)
Woman-as-Artist / Woman-as-Mother : Traversing the Dichotomies Delys Bird , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 7 1992; (p. 10-19)
y Myself When Laura : Fact and Fiction in Henry Handel Richardson's School Career Leonie Kramer , Melbourne : Heinemann , 1966 Z106780 1966 single work criticism biography
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