y The Backlash single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1958 1958
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Adaptations

form y The Second Victory Morris West , United Kingdom (UK) Germany : Melaleuka , 1986 Z1753309 1986 single work film/TV

In the aftermath of World War II, the driver of a British officer is murdered, setting off new tensions.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Paul Brickhill.
  • Epigraph: 'Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde.' John Donne: Devotions
  • Backlash was published on 9 February 1958, several months before the English edition which had been re-titled The Second Victory.
  • In 1959 West was contracted to Universal Studios to work on the screenplay of the novel. But it was not produced as a film until 1986 when Gerald Thomas directed The Second Victory, an independent production of Wests's screenplay.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Heinemann , 1958 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 277p.
      Reprinted: 1968 , 1973
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      William Morrow , 1958 .
      Extent: 281p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Paul Brickell.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Pocket Books , 1960 .
      Extent: 248p.
      Reprinted: 1964
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
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      Pan , 1961 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 217p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Dell , 1967 .
      Extent: 223p.
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
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      F. A. Thorpe , 1971 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 458p.
      Edition info: Ulverscroft Large Print Edition.
  • Appears in:
    y The Devil's Advocate; The Second Victory / Backlash; Daughter of Silence; The Salamader; The Shoes of the Fisherman Morris West , London : Heinemann , 1977 Z1407191 1977 selected work novel London : Heinemann , 1977 pg. 185-336
    • London,
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      Fontana , 1977 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 218p.
      ISBN: 0006143083
    • Glasgow,
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      Scotland,
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      Collins , 1977 .
      Extent: 217p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Bantam Books , 1982 .
      Extent: 211p.
      ISBN: 0553204815
    • London,
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      Coronet , 1985 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 217p.
      ISBN: 0340377682
    • London,
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      Mandarin , 1994 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 276p.
      ISBN: 074317701
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Bolinda , 2001 .
      Extent: 456p.
Alternative title: La seconde victoire
Language: French
Notes:
Under various imprints, this translation was reprinted several times during the 1960s.
    • Paris,
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      France,
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      Plon , 1961 .
      Extent: 379p.
      Reprinted: 1972

Works about this Work

Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Mercury , 13 June 1987;
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous Jane Heath (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 May 1987;
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , June 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous : He Wants to Succeed with an Old-Fashioned Movie Jane Heath , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , May 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Reviewed Briefly 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 79 no. 4098 1958; (p. 59)

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Reviewed Briefly 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 79 no. 4098 1958; (p. 59)

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , June 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous : He Wants to Succeed with an Old-Fashioned Movie Jane Heath , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , May 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Mercury , 13 June 1987;
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous Jane Heath (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 May 1987;
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