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Is part of Seven Little Australians Series Ethel Turner 1894 series - author
Issue Details: First known date: 1895 1895
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'To youth the greatest reverence is due.' -- Juvenal.
  • Epigraph: 'Ah that spring should vanish with the Rose! / That youth's sweet-scented manuscript should close!' -- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
  • Book 2 of the Seven Little Australians Series.
  • Dedication: To Charles Cope, my stepfather and friend.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock and Bowden , 1895 .
      Link: Full text document Digital copy of 1895 edition. See copyright information on site for any usage restrictions.
      Extent: 282p. [3] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock and Bowden , 1895 .
      Extent: 282p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Edition info: 2nd. ed.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1896 .
      Extent: 282 p., [2] leaves of platesp.
      Edition info: 3rd edition.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1897 .
      Extent: 282 p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Edition info: 4th ed.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Ross Burnet A Turner Bibliography (2003) dates 4th edition, 1897.
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: New York (City), New York (State),
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      Ward, Lock , 1900-1910 .
      Extent: 282, [2] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.255
      Note/s:
      • In publishers catalogue at back of book, last Turner title listed by date is Three Little Maids, first known date 1900. Assuming that subsequent editions of The Family at Misrule would then list The Wonder-Child (1901) and/or Little Mother Meg (1900), the date would be 1900-1902.
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1900 .
      Extent: 282 p., [3] leaves of platesp.
      Edition info: 5th edition.
      Description: illus.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
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      David McKay , ca. 1910 .
      Extent: 255 p., [3] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      Ward, Lock , 1949 .
      Alternative title: The Family at Misrule : Further Adventures of the Famous 'Seven Little Australians'
      Extent: 255 p., [1] leaf of platesp.
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1989 .
      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 0207160945 (pbk.), 0140347313 (Penguin : pbk.)
      Series: y Bluegum Bluegum Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1987-1997 Z1528574 1987 series - publisher children's fiction children's 'Quality paperbacks for children from Angus and Robertson.'
    • London,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Toronto, Ontario,
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      Ward, Lock , [n.d.] .
      Extent: 255, [1] leaf of platesp.
      Note/s:
      • Includes 'Publisher's Note to New Edition' but no date.
Alternative title: De Bewoners van Misrule
Language: Dutch

Works about this Work

Books That Changed Me : Stephanie Alexander Stephanie Alexander , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 July 2012; (p. 14)
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
Writing the Home : The Literary Careers of Ethel Turner and L. M. Montgomery Brenda Niall , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 175-180)
Niall discusses the literary careers of Australian writer Ethel Turner and Canadian writer L. M. Montgomery with attention to how, as contemporaries, their experiences often paralleled one another. She argues that Turner revolutionized Australian children's literature by bringing 'the action indoors and show[ing] that suburban Australia could be at least as interesting as the outback' (175). As Niall points out 'traditionally, Australian writers have concerned themselves with the city or the bush; there is very little representation of small town communities or closely settled farming districts' (178-179). Up until the 1960s there was very little development of novels that celebrate regionalism and Niall cites Colin Thiele's The Sun on the Stubble as 'perhaps the best example of an emerging regional tradition' (179). While Montgomery's recurring motif was 'the orphan's search for a home', Turner's novels often centred on the struggle of an individual or family 'with poverty or a father's tyranny as the source of conflict' (178), and featured independent and resourceful heroines who often had to choose between 'a career as a writer or artist and marriage and motherhood' (176).
Literary Gossip [22 February 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 22 February vol. 52 no. 1359 1896; (p. 30)
Literary Gossip [6 June, 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 6 June vol. 52 no. 1374 1896; (p. 20)
A Batch of Australian Books 1895 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cosmos Magazine , 30 November vol. 2 no. 3 1895; (p. 118-120)
The Family at Misrule 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 December 1895; (p. 1075)

— Review of The Family at Misrule Ethel Turner 1895 single work children's fiction
The Family at Misrule 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 November vol. 16 no. 823 1895; (p. 2)

— Review of The Family at Misrule Ethel Turner 1895 single work children's fiction
The Family at Misrule 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 December 1895; (p. 1075)

— Review of The Family at Misrule Ethel Turner 1895 single work children's fiction
The Family at Misrule 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 November vol. 16 no. 823 1895; (p. 2)

— Review of The Family at Misrule Ethel Turner 1895 single work children's fiction
Writing the Home : The Literary Careers of Ethel Turner and L. M. Montgomery Brenda Niall , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature Association Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 4 1990; (p. 175-180)
Niall discusses the literary careers of Australian writer Ethel Turner and Canadian writer L. M. Montgomery with attention to how, as contemporaries, their experiences often paralleled one another. She argues that Turner revolutionized Australian children's literature by bringing 'the action indoors and show[ing] that suburban Australia could be at least as interesting as the outback' (175). As Niall points out 'traditionally, Australian writers have concerned themselves with the city or the bush; there is very little representation of small town communities or closely settled farming districts' (178-179). Up until the 1960s there was very little development of novels that celebrate regionalism and Niall cites Colin Thiele's The Sun on the Stubble as 'perhaps the best example of an emerging regional tradition' (179). While Montgomery's recurring motif was 'the orphan's search for a home', Turner's novels often centred on the struggle of an individual or family 'with poverty or a father's tyranny as the source of conflict' (178), and featured independent and resourceful heroines who often had to choose between 'a career as a writer or artist and marriage and motherhood' (176).
Books That Changed Me : Stephanie Alexander Stephanie Alexander , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 July 2012; (p. 14)
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
Literary Gossip [22 February 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 22 February vol. 52 no. 1359 1896; (p. 30)
Literary Gossip [6 June, 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 6 June vol. 52 no. 1374 1896; (p. 20)
A Batch of Australian Books 1895 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cosmos Magazine , 30 November vol. 2 no. 3 1895; (p. 118-120)
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