y A Victim of the Aurora single work   novel   historical fiction   crime   thriller  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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In the bitter Antarctic winter of 1910, in the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of gentleman adventurers wait out a raging blizzard in the close, perpetual darkness, poised for a strike at the South Pole. As the storm lifts, a new challenge faces Captain Sir Eugene Stewart - to discover which of his twenty-five carefully chosen men has become a murderer, as what has begun as a probe for the bottom of the world becomes a probe for the bottom of man's soul. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Bob Hawke
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1977 .
      Extent: 222p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0002224933
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Fontana , 1978 .
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0006153208 (pbk)
    • San Diego, California,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Harcourt Brace , 1985 .
      Extent: 219p.
      Edition info: 1st Harvest edition
      Reprinted: 2001 ISBN 0156007339
      ISBN: 0156935341 (pbk)
      Series: Harvest Book Harcourt (publisher), series - publisher
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sceptre , 1988 .
      Extent: 203p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes list of characters, 'Members of the Stewart Expedition'.
      • Second impression 1988.
      ISBN: 0340407867 (pbk)

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A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
Words, Sticks and Stones : Keneally, Literature and Social Impact Paul Sharrad , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 90-105)
'A Place of Ideals in Conflict' : Images of Antarctica in Australian Literature Elizabeth Leane , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 261-290)
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Untitled Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 155)

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— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 1 1981; (p. 57-66)
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The Most Frightening Rebellion : The Recent Novels of Thomas Keneally Veronica Brady , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1979; (p. 74-86)
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— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 3-13)
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Untitled J. Mills , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Queen's Quarterly , vol. 85 no. 1978-1979; (p. 643-646)

— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
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— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
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The Resemblance of Things Past, Present and Future Cliff Hanna , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 40 no. 1 1980; (p. 120-124)

— Review of A Woman of the Future David Ireland 1979 single work novel ; A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel ; Passenger Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel
Recent Fiction Peter Pierce , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 37 no. 3 1978; (p. 393-401)

— Review of Flying Home : A Novel Morris Lurie 1978 single work novel ; Water Under the Bridge : A Novel Sumner Locke Elliott 1977 single work novel ; Sweethearts Colin Talbot 1978 single work novel ; Quarantine Nicholas Hasluck 1978 single work novel ; A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel ; Almost Like Talking R. A. Nicholls 1978 single work novel
Untitled N. Hepburn , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , vol. 98 no. 1977; (p. 382-383)

— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
Untitled J. Keates , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , vol. 96 no. 1977;

— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
Untitled J. Mills , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Queen's Quarterly , vol. 85 no. 1978-1979; (p. 643-646)

— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 155)

— Review of A Victim of the Aurora Thomas Keneally 1977 single work novel
'A Place of Ideals in Conflict' : Images of Antarctica in Australian Literature Elizabeth Leane , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Littoral Zone : Australian Contexts and Their Writers 2007; (p. 261-290)
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Thomas Keneally's 'Victim of the Aurora' and the Limits of Detective Fiction Tracy Ware , 1992-1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Written in English , vol. 32, no2-33, no.1 no. 1992-1993; (p. 98-105)
Thomas Keneally Candida Baker (interviewer), 1987 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Yacker 2 : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1987; (p. 116-142)
Thomas Keneally's 'Innocent' Men Frances McInherny , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 1 1981; (p. 57-66)
The Most Frightening Rebellion : The Recent Novels of Thomas Keneally Veronica Brady , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1979; (p. 74-86)
Thomas Keneally and the Scheme of Things Adrian Mitchell , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 3-13)
"Acknowledges Keneally's seeming contradiction of being both a popular and serious novelist. Yet argues that in spite of the popular elements in his work, Keneally shows a keen awareness of the individual's precarious position in 'the scheme of things,' and directs each novel toward a search for surety amid uncertainties, for comprehension of the inexplicable, for an affirmation of decency and integrity" (Annotation in R. Ross, Australian Literary Criticism - 1945-1988, 241).
y Australian Melodramas : Thomas Keneally's Fiction Peter Pierce , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1995 Z565009 1995 single work criticism The first comprehensive critical study of Keneally's work. It concentrates on his novels, but also covers plays and non-fiction, and analyses the academic reception of Keneally's work.
Words, Sticks and Stones : Keneally, Literature and Social Impact Paul Sharrad , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 90-105)
A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
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