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Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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'Everyone was very casual about it—carefully laconic. For the old soldiers it was another move—there had been plenty like this before—they knew what was coming.

'But the new men could sense the breath of the unknown and mysterious enemy—the shadows of the long green shore—and violence and death they did not know but had often dreamed about.

'Written in 1947 but not published until 1995, John Hepworth's debut novel is a gripping account of Australian soldiers fighting in New Guinea at the end of World War II.

'The product of Hepworth's own experience, The Long Green Shore recounts the lives—and deaths—of a group of soldiers battling the Japanese in the rain-soaked jungle. In sublime prose, it captures the terror and the monotony of war.

'On its publication The Long Green Shore was met with immediate critical acclaim. It was recognised as one of the world's great war novels.' (Text Classics blurb)

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  • Also available in sound recording format

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing Company , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Lloyd Jones , 1995 single work criticism (p. vii-xi)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1995 .
      Extent: xi, 221pp.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Bob Ellis
      ISBN: 0330357034 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Soldier's Simple Tale of Survival Lloyd Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 March 2014; (p. 20-21)
Prose That's on the Nose Helen Elliott , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 September 1995; (p. 13A)

— Review of Our Jack John Hooker 1995 single work novel ; Sly Rick Feneley 1995 single work novel ; The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel ; Patterns of the Heart Nancy Cash 1995 single work novel
Novel of Tender Beauty, 40 Years On John Lahey , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July 1995; (p. 6)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
A Classic in Waiting Bruce McMahon , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 July 1995; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Love and Death On the Battlefield Terry Lane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 August 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 173 1995; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
It's Been a Long Time Coming Barbara Jefferis , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Inside the Digger Caught in a Farce Guy Parsons , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 27 November 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Introduction Lloyd Jones , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Long Green Shore 2014; (p. vii-xi)
Prose That's on the Nose Helen Elliott , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 September 1995; (p. 13A)

— Review of Our Jack John Hooker 1995 single work novel ; Sly Rick Feneley 1995 single work novel ; The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel ; Patterns of the Heart Nancy Cash 1995 single work novel
Novel of Tender Beauty, 40 Years On John Lahey , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July 1995; (p. 6)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
A Classic in Waiting Bruce McMahon , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 July 1995; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Love and Death On the Battlefield Terry Lane , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 August 1995; (p. 9)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 173 1995; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
It's Been a Long Time Coming Barbara Jefferis , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Inside the Digger Caught in a Farce Guy Parsons , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 27 November 1995; (p. 26)

— Review of The Long Green Shore John Hepworth 1995 single work novel
Soldier's Simple Tale of Survival Lloyd Jones , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 March 2014; (p. 20-21)
Introduction Lloyd Jones , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Long Green Shore 2014; (p. vii-xi)
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