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Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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As the Civil War tears America apart, General Stonewall Jackson leads a troop of Confederate soldiers on a long trek north towards the battle they believe will be a conclusive victory. Through their hopes, fears and losses, Keneally conveys both the drama and mundane hardship of war, and brings to life one of the most emotive episodes in American history. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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      England,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins , 1979 .
      Extent: 427p.
      Description: illus., map on endpapers
      Note/s:
      • Cover subtitle (dustjacket): Confederates: A Novel.
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 0002221411 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Harper and Row , 1980 .
      Extent: 427p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      Description: illus., map on endpapers
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 0060122994
    • Glasgow,
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      Scotland,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Fontana , 1981 .
      Extent: 427p.
      ISBN: 22700373
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Coronet , 1983 .
      Extent: 416p.
      ISBN: 0340337834 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Perennial Library , 1987 .
      Extent: 427p.
      Reprinted: 1994
      ISBN: 0060914467 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sceptre , 1994 .
      Extent: 416p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      ISBN: 0340431032

Works about this Work

Traduit de l’américain : Thomas Keneally and the Mechanics of an International Career David Carter , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Book History , vol. 16 no. 2013; (p. 364-386)

'Internationally, Thomas Keneally is one of Australia’s most successful authors, whether in terms of critical reception, book sales, or author profile. He is probably best known as the author of Schindler’s List from 1982—Schindler’s Ark in Britain and Australasia—even if his fame in this regard has been somewhat obscured by Stephen Spielberg’s multi-Oscar-winning movie of 1993. The story of how Keneally came to write this book and its subsequent success is one of the more remarkable episodes in Australian book history, and of course it is by no means confined to Australia, its point of origin only in a very qualified sense. Published simultaneously in London, New York, and Sydney, Schindler’s List appeared in at least eight different English-language and fourteen foreign-language editions even before the release of Spielberg’s movie. It won the Booker Prize for 1982, the first by an Australian novelist, although Keneally had already been short-listed for the award on three occasions. Across the Atlantic, it was one of the New York Times ’ Best Books of 1982, and in the following year the winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. The movie’s success meant new English and American editions together with a dozen or so translations in 1994 alone, including Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, and Catalan versions. New Czech and Marathi editions appeared as recently as 2009.' (Author's introduction)

y Thomas Keneally Peter Quartermaine , London Melbourne : Edward Arnold , 1991 Z543132 1991 single work criticism Provides a wide-ranging introduction to Keneally's novels, exploring them in the context of the author's personal and national background. Focuses on issues such as post-colonialism, the use of violence in literature, and attitudes to other cultures. Examines the way in which Keneally's reliance on historical sources reflects the problematic nature of current attitudes to history and the past.
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 156)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Confederates Paul Stuewe , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Masterplots II : British and Commonwealth Fiction Series 1987; (p. 312-317)
The Sites of War in the Fiction of Thomas Keneally Peter Pierce , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 442-452)
The Empire Strikes Back: 1915 and the Australian Sense of the Past Barry Geoffrey Andrews , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Papers : Yugoslavia, Europe and Australia 1983; (p. 173-182)
Thomas Keneally and "The Special Agonies of Being a Woman" Shirley Walker , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Who Is She? 1983; (p. 150-162)
Doubting Thomas Rodney Auer , 1981 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 January vol. 101 no. 5246 1981; (p. 5-6)
Untitled B. King , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Sewanee Review , vol. 89 no. 1981; (p. 461-469)

— Review of The Girl Green as Elderflower Randolph Stow 1980 single work novel ; Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Recent Fiction : Futurism and Other Projections Peter Pierce , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 39 no. 2 1980; (p. 260-269)

— Review of A Woman of the Future David Ireland 1979 single work novel ; Long Live Sandawara : A Novel Colin Johnson 1979 single work novel ; Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel ; Hemlock R. A. Nicholls 1979 single work novel ; The Twyborn Affair Patrick White 1979 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 15 March 1980; (p. 28)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Jefferis , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 February 1980; (p. 18)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Neil Jillett , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 1980; (p. 27)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Jack Kroll , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Newsweek , 15 September no. 96 1980; (p. 89)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Charles Michaud , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 September no. 105 1980; (p. 1752)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled G. Radcliffe , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 18 1980; (p. 9)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 1980; (p. 22)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled M. Thomas , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 March 1980; (p. 13)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled G. A. Wilkes , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 5-6 April 1980; (p. 12)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Novel of War Jeffrey Burke , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 5 October 1980; (p. 3)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Recent Fiction : Futurism and Other Projections Peter Pierce , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 39 no. 2 1980; (p. 260-269)

— Review of A Woman of the Future David Ireland 1979 single work novel ; Long Live Sandawara : A Novel Colin Johnson 1979 single work novel ; Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel ; Hemlock R. A. Nicholls 1979 single work novel ; The Twyborn Affair Patrick White 1979 single work novel
Untitled B. King , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Sewanee Review , vol. 89 no. 1981; (p. 461-469)

— Review of The Girl Green as Elderflower Randolph Stow 1980 single work novel ; Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled John Mellors , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , 1 November 1979; (p. 611)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled A. Motion , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 23 November 1979; (p. 11)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 15 March 1980; (p. 28)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Jefferis , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 February 1980; (p. 18)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Neil Jillett , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 1980; (p. 27)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Broad Canvas Francis King , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 17 November vol. 243 no. 7897 1979; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Jack Kroll , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Newsweek , 15 September no. 96 1980; (p. 89)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Charles Michaud , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 September no. 105 1980; (p. 1752)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled G. Radcliffe , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 18 1980; (p. 9)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 1980; (p. 22)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled M. Thomas , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 March 1980; (p. 13)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled G. A. Wilkes , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 5-6 April 1980; (p. 12)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Novel of War Jeffrey Burke , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 5 October 1980; (p. 3)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 156)

— Review of Confederates Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Confederates Paul Stuewe , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Masterplots II : British and Commonwealth Fiction Series 1987; (p. 312-317)
The Empire Strikes Back: 1915 and the Australian Sense of the Past Barry Geoffrey Andrews , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Papers : Yugoslavia, Europe and Australia 1983; (p. 173-182)
Doubting Thomas Rodney Auer , 1981 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 January vol. 101 no. 5246 1981; (p. 5-6)
The Sites of War in the Fiction of Thomas Keneally Peter Pierce , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 442-452)
Thomas Keneally and "The Special Agonies of Being a Woman" Shirley Walker , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Who Is She? 1983; (p. 150-162)
y Thomas Keneally Peter Quartermaine , London Melbourne : Edward Arnold , 1991 Z543132 1991 single work criticism Provides a wide-ranging introduction to Keneally's novels, exploring them in the context of the author's personal and national background. Focuses on issues such as post-colonialism, the use of violence in literature, and attitudes to other cultures. Examines the way in which Keneally's reliance on historical sources reflects the problematic nature of current attitudes to history and the past.
Traduit de l’américain : Thomas Keneally and the Mechanics of an International Career David Carter , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Book History , vol. 16 no. 2013; (p. 364-386)

'Internationally, Thomas Keneally is one of Australia’s most successful authors, whether in terms of critical reception, book sales, or author profile. He is probably best known as the author of Schindler’s List from 1982—Schindler’s Ark in Britain and Australasia—even if his fame in this regard has been somewhat obscured by Stephen Spielberg’s multi-Oscar-winning movie of 1993. The story of how Keneally came to write this book and its subsequent success is one of the more remarkable episodes in Australian book history, and of course it is by no means confined to Australia, its point of origin only in a very qualified sense. Published simultaneously in London, New York, and Sydney, Schindler’s List appeared in at least eight different English-language and fourteen foreign-language editions even before the release of Spielberg’s movie. It won the Booker Prize for 1982, the first by an Australian novelist, although Keneally had already been short-listed for the award on three occasions. Across the Atlantic, it was one of the New York Times ’ Best Books of 1982, and in the following year the winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. The movie’s success meant new English and American editions together with a dozen or so translations in 1994 alone, including Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, and Catalan versions. New Czech and Marathi editions appeared as recently as 2009.' (Author's introduction)

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