y The Fear single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1965 1965
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Set in wartime Australia, The Fear is the story of Danny Jordan, a young Catholic boy who is compelled to face the problems set by adults in an adult world. Singapore has fallen, the war could at any time explode along the northern coastline and Danny and his mother, Stell, move into the city. Next door to them live the Mantles, through whom Danny is to learn more about life, death - and about fear - than is right for a small boy. (Source: dustjacket, 1965 Cassell edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother who was not Stell, but better.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Quartet , 1973 .
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 0704310678
    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Horwitz , 1980 .
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 0725510307
Alternative title: By the Line
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 1992 .
      Extent: 152p.
      ISBN: 0340562315

Works about this Work

'The Great Grey Gaol by the Sea' - and the Developing Lore and Associations of one Such Place of Incarceration, Trial Bay Jail, New South Wales J. S. Ryan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 20 no. 2005; (p. 182-196)
Paperbacks : The Ethics, Revised, of Terror, Confusion and Walking the Line Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner 1985 selected work short story ; A Mixed Bag : Tales from the Top End and Cockpit Yarns Bob Lunney 1989 selected work short story
...and Prime Cuts for Posperity Lenore Trainor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
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).
The Underdog-Outsider : The Achievement of Mathers' Trap Robert Burns , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 1970; (p. 95-105)
Out of Context : A Study of Thomas Keneally's Novels Robert Burns , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 4 no. 1 1969; (p. 31-48)
Conscience and Corruption : Thomas Keneally's Three Novels Laurie Clancy , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 27 no. 1 1968; (p. 33-41) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 58-67)
Perspective on Thomas Keneally Kerin Cantrell , 1968 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 1 1968; (p. 54-67) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 68-82)
Recent Publishing and the Australian Identity Max Harris , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 10 no. 2 1966; (p. 2-6)

— Review of Forty Years' Poems Robert D. FitzGerald 1965 selected work poetry ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; Day of My Delight : An Anglo-Australian Memoir Martin Boyd 1965 single work autobiography ; Cock Crow : Poems Rosemary Dobson 1965 selected work poetry ; Experiences of a Convict Transported for Twenty-One Years 1864 single work autobiography ; Lettres d'un mineur en Australie Antoine Fauchery 1857 selected work correspondence biography ; The Road to Gundagai Graham McInnes 1965 single work autobiography
Recent Novels Michael Wilding , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 1 1966; (p. 58-62)

— Review of The Apprentices D'Arcy Niland 1965 single work novel ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; The Hero of Too David Martin 1965 single work novel ; No Love Lost Patricia Rolfe 1965 single work novel
A New Novel by Thomas Keneally Ray Williams , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Summer no. 21 1965; (p. 2, 34)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
New Novels John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1965-1966) no. 33 1965; (p. 43-45)

— Review of A Waste of Shame George Turner 1965 single work novel ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; The Hero of Too David Martin 1965 single work novel ; The Apprentices D'Arcy Niland 1965 single work novel ; The Empty Street : Stories Peter Cowan 1965 selected work short story
A Sydney James Joyce? Peter Gough , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 July vol. 87 no. 4455 1965; (p. 50)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1965; (p. 14)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Untitled Derek Whitelock , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August vol. 4 no. 10 1965; (p. 182)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
A New Novel by Thomas Keneally Ray Williams , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Summer no. 21 1965; (p. 2, 34)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Paperbacks : The Ethics, Revised, of Terror, Confusion and Walking the Line Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner 1985 selected work short story ; A Mixed Bag : Tales from the Top End and Cockpit Yarns Bob Lunney 1989 selected work short story
New Novels John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1965-1966) no. 33 1965; (p. 43-45)

— Review of A Waste of Shame George Turner 1965 single work novel ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; The Hero of Too David Martin 1965 single work novel ; The Apprentices D'Arcy Niland 1965 single work novel ; The Empty Street : Stories Peter Cowan 1965 selected work short story
...and Prime Cuts for Posperity Lenore Trainor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Recent Publishing and the Australian Identity Max Harris , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 10 no. 2 1966; (p. 2-6)

— Review of Forty Years' Poems Robert D. FitzGerald 1965 selected work poetry ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; Day of My Delight : An Anglo-Australian Memoir Martin Boyd 1965 single work autobiography ; Cock Crow : Poems Rosemary Dobson 1965 selected work poetry ; Experiences of a Convict Transported for Twenty-One Years 1864 single work autobiography ; Lettres d'un mineur en Australie Antoine Fauchery 1857 selected work correspondence biography ; The Road to Gundagai Graham McInnes 1965 single work autobiography
Recent Novels Michael Wilding , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 26 no. 1 1966; (p. 58-62)

— Review of The Apprentices D'Arcy Niland 1965 single work novel ; The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel ; The Hero of Too David Martin 1965 single work novel ; No Love Lost Patricia Rolfe 1965 single work novel
A Sydney James Joyce? Peter Gough , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 17 July vol. 87 no. 4455 1965; (p. 50)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 July 1965; (p. 14)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
Untitled Derek Whitelock , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August vol. 4 no. 10 1965; (p. 182)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally 1965 single work novel
'The Great Grey Gaol by the Sea' - and the Developing Lore and Associations of one Such Place of Incarceration, Trial Bay Jail, New South Wales J. S. Ryan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 20 no. 2005; (p. 182-196)
Conscience and Corruption : Thomas Keneally's Three Novels Laurie Clancy , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 27 no. 1 1968; (p. 33-41) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 58-67)
The Underdog-Outsider : The Achievement of Mathers' Trap Robert Burns , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 1970; (p. 95-105)
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).
Perspective on Thomas Keneally Kerin Cantrell , 1968 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 1 1968; (p. 54-67) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 68-82)
Out of Context : A Study of Thomas Keneally's Novels Robert Burns , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 4 no. 1 1969; (p. 31-48)
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