Some Day single work   short story  
Alternative title: Some Day : A Swagman's Love Story
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1893 1893
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Mitchell tells of a girl he once loved.

Notes

  • This work is thought to have been first published in the Worker [Sydney] on 15 July, 1893. However, as there are currently no Australian library holdings of this issue of the Worker, the date of first publication remains to be confirmed. For further information see Paul Eggert, (ed.), While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions (2013), pg. 150.
  • This work was originally published with the title 'Some Day. A Swagman's Love Story'. The title was shortened to 'Some Day' for inclusion in While the Billy Boils (1896), and this continued in subsequent publications.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Some Day : A Swagman's Love Story
  • Appears in:
    y The Worker 15 July 1893 6169461 1893 newspaper issue 1893
    Note: With title: 'Some Day. A Swagman's Love Story'
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions Henry Lawson , Paul Eggert (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 6155517 2013 selected work short story (taught in 3 units)

    'Fifty-two of Henry Lawson's stories and sketches that he had first published in newspapers and magazines from 1888 onwards were gathered in his collection While the Billy Boils (Angus & Robertson, 1896). Lawson was not responsible for their ordering and he had to give ground on their texts, especially on his idiosyncratic presentation of wordings that helped to breathe life into his characters and situations. The present edition dismantles the fait accompli of 1896 by presenting the individual items in the chronological order of their first publication and with their original newspaper texts. This will allow a new appreciation of Lawson's writing, one that is attentive to his developing powers.

    'The edition also facilitates a close study of Lawson's collaboration with the producers of the collection in 1896, in particular with his copy-editor Arthur W. Jose and publisher George Robertson. Facsimile images (available online) of the printer's copy that they prepared for While the Billy Boils supplement the edition's listing of the alterations that each of them made, revealing the textual history of each story or sketch.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013
    pg. 147-150
Alternative title: Irgendwann

Works about this Work

A Lawson for Our Times Brian Matthews , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 11-14)
Brian Matthews discusses some of the stories in The Penguin Henry Lawson: Short Stories. Matthews comments, too, on John Kinsella's introduction to the 2009 edition and on John Barnes's introduction to the original 1986 edition.
A Lawson for Our Times Brian Matthews , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 11-14)
Brian Matthews discusses some of the stories in The Penguin Henry Lawson: Short Stories. Matthews comments, too, on John Kinsella's introduction to the 2009 edition and on John Barnes's introduction to the original 1986 edition.
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