y The Far Country single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1952 1952
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Adaptations

form y The Far Country David Whitaker , Australia : ABC Television , 1972 Z1677941 1972 series - publisher film/TV

In the aftermath of World War Two, Czech doctor Carl Zlinter emigrates to Australia's Victorian high country, where he meets and falls in love with Jennifer Morton.

form y The Far Country Peter Yeldham , Seven Network (publisher), Melbourne Australia : Crawford Productions Seven Network , 1987 Z1420704 1987 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

In the aftermath of World War II, Czech doctor Carl Zlinter emigrates to Australia's Victorian high country, where he meets and falls in love with Jennifer Morton. The narrative also explores the difficulties faced by 'New Australians' at this time, who were dealing with the war's effects on their lives and families, with leaving their homeland, and with prejudice in their new country. As refugees or displaced persons, many were resettled in Australia according to the needs of the government, and thus had little or no control over where they went. It was extremely difficult for many to work in their chosen professions and to have their qualifications recognised, especially if they had graduated either from universities in countries behind the Iron Curtain or from institutions whose records had been destroyed in bombing raids. As a consequence, many university-educated people had to start their education over again. The series ultimately attempts to celebrate the perseverance of these immigrants in making new, often successful, careers and lives for themselves.

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Into my heart an air that kills' from Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Dell , 1952 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Reprinted: 1956
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      William Morrow , 1952 .
      Extent: 343p.
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      Heinemann , 1953 .
      Extent: 239p.
      Reprinted: 1964 Heinemann Educational. , 1965 , 1971 , 1977
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      The Book Club , 1953 .
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      Doubleday , 1953 .
      Extent: 256p.
      • Publisher: Pan
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      Extent: 335p.
      Reprinted: 1969 , 1972
      ISBN: 033020260X
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      Heron , 1968 .
      Extent: 307p.
      ISBN: 0900948078
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      Heron Books , 1970-1979 .
      Extent: 307p.
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      • Published by arrangement with William Heinemann. Original illustrations by Michael Jackson.
  • Appears in:
    y A Town Like Alice ; Pied Piper ; The Far Country ; The Chequer Board ; No Highway Nevil Shute , London : Heinemann Octopus Publishing Group , 1976 Z1423345 1976 selected work novel London : Heinemann Octopus Publishing Group , 1976 pg. [355]-551
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
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      ISBN: 08544564519
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      Mandarin , 1990 .
      Extent: 351p.
      ISBN: 0749303387
  • Appears in:
    y A Town Like Alice ; The Far Country ; On the Beach Nevil Shute , London : Peerage Books , 1991 Z1423359 1991 selected work novel London : Peerage Books , 1991
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Mandarin , 1991 .
    • Thirsk, Yorkshire,
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      Poughkeepsie, New York (State),
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      House of Stratus , 2000 .
      Extent: 362p.
      ISBN: 1842322516
    • Dingley, Mentone - Seaford area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Redwood Editions , 2003 .
      Extent: 399p.
      ISBN: 174121131X
Alternative title: Deres lykkes land
Language: Danish

Works about this Work

Far cities and silver countries : migration to Australia in fiction and film Roy Jones , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing across Worlds : Literature and Migration 1995; (p. 248-262)
Stirring Times 1952 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 September vol. 73 no. 3787 1952; (p. 2)

— Review of The Far Country Nevil Shute 1952 single work novel
Stirring Times 1952 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 September vol. 73 no. 3787 1952; (p. 2)

— Review of The Far Country Nevil Shute 1952 single work novel
Far cities and silver countries : migration to Australia in fiction and film Roy Jones , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing across Worlds : Literature and Migration 1995; (p. 248-262)
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