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Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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'Blood Red, Sister Rose is the story of Joan of Arc - Jehannette - a story that has often been told but perhaps never with such immediacy and drama. It is based upon much study of the hard facts of history: dates, places, births, battles, violent deaths. But in the interpretation that bridges these facts we see a Joan we have never met before: a tough radical, an instinctive soldier in the manner of Lawrence of Arabia, a nagging prophet, a vulnerable girl...Thomas Keneally has captured with astonishing vividness the taste, the smell, the texture of the fifteenth century.' (Source: dustjacket, 1974 Collins edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my dear daughters Margaret and Jane.
  • 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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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Collins , 1974 .
      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps
      Reprinted: 1978
      ISBN: 0002210878
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking , 1975 .
      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps
      Note/s:
      • A novel of the Maid of Orleans (appears on dustjacket).
      ISBN: 0670174335
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books , 1976 .
      Extent: 400p.
      ISBN: 0345248163 (pbk), 9780345248169 (pbk)
    • London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fontana , 1976 .
      Extent: 352p.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps
      ISBN: 0006144039
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hodder and Stoughton , 1984 .
      Extent: 367p.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, maps
      ISBN: 0340354496
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet , 1985 .
      Extent: 368p.
      ISBN: 0340365943 (pbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 1991 .
      Extent: 367p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0340546514 (pbk)
Alternative title: Joanna D'Arc : krwi czerwona, siostro roczo
Language: Polish
    • Warsaw,
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      Poland,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Da Capo , 1995 .
      Extent: 446p.
      ISBN: 8386611413 (pbk)

Works about this Work

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.
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)

Interpodes : Poland, Tom Keneally and Australian Literary History Paul Sharrad , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture , vol. 1 no. 2 2012; (p. 169-179)

'This article is framed by a wider interest in how literary careers are made: what mechanisms other than the personal/biographical and the text-centred evaluations of scholars influence a writer's choices in presisting in building a succession of works that are both varied and yet form a consistently recognizable 'brand'.

Translation is one element in the wider network of 'machinery' that makes modern literary publishing. It is a marker of success that might well keep authors going despite lack of sales or negative reviews at home. Translation rights can provide useful supplementary funds to sustain a writer's output. Access to new markets overseas might also inspire interest in countries and topics other than their usual focus or the demands of the home market.

The Australian novelist and playwright Thomas Keneally achieved a critical regard for fictions of Australian history within a nationalist cultural resurgence, but to make a living as a writer he had to keep one eye on overseas markets as well. While his work on European topics has not always been celebrated at home, he has continued to write about them and to find readers in languages other than English.

Poland features in a number of Keneally books and is one of the leading sources of translation for his work. The article explores possible causes and effects around this fact, and surveys some reader responses from Poland. It notes the connections that Keneally's Catholic background and activist sympathies allow to modern Polish history and assesses the central place of his Booker-winning Schindler's Ark filmed as Schindler's List.' [Author's abstract]

Thomas Keneally's Nightmare of History Manly Johnson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 101-104)
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 154-155)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
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)
Blood Red, Sister Rose e la Trilogia Europea di Thomas Keneally Maria Antonini , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australiana : Italia, Europa, Australia : Ieri e Oggi 1982; (p. 197-207)
Thomas Keneally's 'Blood Red, Sister Rose' and Robertson Davies' 'Fifth Business' : Two Modern Hagiographies J. E. Sait , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 16 no. 1 1981; (p. 96-108)
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's 'Historical' Novels Eckhard Breitinger , 1976 single work
— Appears in: Commonwealth Newsletter , no. 10 1976; (p. 16-20)
Untitled P. Ackroyd , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , vol. 233 no. 1975; (p. 310)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled N. Hepburn , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , vol. 93 no. 1975; (p. 190)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Jefferis , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 19 no. 6 1975; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled A. G. Mojtabai , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 February 1975; (p. 236)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Frank Moorhouse , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 3-8 February 1975; (p. 23)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Novel Touch John Lapsley (interviewer), 1974 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 November 1974; (p. 14)
Earthiness in Joan of Arc 1974 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 September 1974; (p. 6)
Saint Joan Exorcised Helen Frizell , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1974; (p. 11)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1975 single work novel ; Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 November 1974; (p. 19)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Saint, but Real as They Come Edmund Campion , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 November vol. 96 no. 4933 1974; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Saint Joan Exorcised Helen Frizell , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1974; (p. 11)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1975 single work novel ; Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled R. F. Brissenden , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 November 1974; (p. 19)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Saint, but Real as They Come Edmund Campion , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 November vol. 96 no. 4933 1974; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Caroline Egerton , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 29 November-5 December 1974; (p. 203)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Brian Kiernan , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 1974; (p. 16)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Joan Flanagan , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 November 1974; (p. 15)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled P. Prince , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , vol. 88 no. 1974; (p. 513)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Elizabeth Riddell , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 November 1974; (p. 35)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Stuart Sayers , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 November 1974; (p. 8)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled P. Ackroyd , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , vol. 233 no. 1975; (p. 310)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled N. Hepburn , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Listener , vol. 93 no. 1975; (p. 190)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Jefferis , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 19 no. 6 1975; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled A. G. Mojtabai , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 February 1975; (p. 236)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Frank Moorhouse , 1975 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 3-8 February 1975; (p. 23)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Untitled Thomas Shapcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 154-155)

— Review of Blood Red, Sister Rose Thomas Keneally 1974 single work novel
Interpodes : Poland, Tom Keneally and Australian Literary History Paul Sharrad , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture , vol. 1 no. 2 2012; (p. 169-179)

'This article is framed by a wider interest in how literary careers are made: what mechanisms other than the personal/biographical and the text-centred evaluations of scholars influence a writer's choices in presisting in building a succession of works that are both varied and yet form a consistently recognizable 'brand'.

Translation is one element in the wider network of 'machinery' that makes modern literary publishing. It is a marker of success that might well keep authors going despite lack of sales or negative reviews at home. Translation rights can provide useful supplementary funds to sustain a writer's output. Access to new markets overseas might also inspire interest in countries and topics other than their usual focus or the demands of the home market.

The Australian novelist and playwright Thomas Keneally achieved a critical regard for fictions of Australian history within a nationalist cultural resurgence, but to make a living as a writer he had to keep one eye on overseas markets as well. While his work on European topics has not always been celebrated at home, he has continued to write about them and to find readers in languages other than English.

Poland features in a number of Keneally books and is one of the leading sources of translation for his work. The article explores possible causes and effects around this fact, and surveys some reader responses from Poland. It notes the connections that Keneally's Catholic background and activist sympathies allow to modern Polish history and assesses the central place of his Booker-winning Schindler's Ark filmed as Schindler's List.' [Author's abstract]

Thomas Keneally's Nightmare of History Manly Johnson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1989; (p. 101-104)
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)
Blood Red, Sister Rose e la Trilogia Europea di Thomas Keneally Maria Antonini , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australiana : Italia, Europa, Australia : Ieri e Oggi 1982; (p. 197-207)
Thomas Keneally's 'Blood Red, Sister Rose' and Robertson Davies' 'Fifth Business' : Two Modern Hagiographies J. E. Sait , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , August vol. 16 no. 1 1981; (p. 96-108)
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's 'Historical' Novels Eckhard Breitinger , 1976 single work
— Appears in: Commonwealth Newsletter , no. 10 1976; (p. 16-20)
Novel Touch John Lapsley (interviewer), 1974 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 November 1974; (p. 14)
Earthiness in Joan of Arc 1974 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 September 1974; (p. 6)
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)

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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