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Bring Larks and Heroes Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967
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'This novel is set in a remote British penal colony in the 1790s. It gives an insight into the settlement of hungry transports and corrupt soldiers, and tells the story of Corporal Phelim Halloran, and the demands made on him - by superior officers and, most often, by his conscience.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Adaptations

y Halloran's Little Boat : A Play Based on the Novel 'Bring Larks and Heroes' Thomas Keneally , Harmondsworth Ringwood : Penguin , 1975 Z863393 1966 single work drama

Notes

  • Dedication: To Judith who nursed this poor herd of chapters to pasture.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Cassell Australia , 1967 .
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      Extent: 247p.
      Reprinted: 1967 , 1968
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Belmont Books ,
      1967 .
      Extent: 296p.
      Reprinted: 1972 Includes author's note.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Sun Books , 1968 .
      Extent: 230p.
      Reprinted: 1970 ISBN 0725100605 , 1972 , 1974 , 1976 , 1978 , 1984
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      1968 .
      Extent: 247p.
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Quartet ,
      1973 .
      Extent: 230p.
      ISBN: 0704320347
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1988 .
      Extent: 247p.
      ISBN: 0140109293
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 April 2012
      • Introduction by Geordie Williamson
      ISBN: 9781921922237
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Straffekolonien
Language: Norwegian

Works about this Work

Untitled Charles Brady , single work review
— Review of Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel
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.
'Gothic Splendours'? : Recent Tasmanian Historical Fiction Peter Pierce , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , no. 142 2015; (p. 20-26)
Peter Pierce investigates recent 'Gothic' historical fiction set in Tasmania.
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)
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)

Keneally's Triumph Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 May 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel
Williamson re-assesses Keneally's novel on the occasion of its re-issue by Text Publishing.
Untitled Chad Parkhill , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel
New Novels John McLaren , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 38 1968; (p. 41-43)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett 1967 single work novel
Untitled Shirley Despoja , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 December 1967; (p. 14)

— Review of The Games Hugh Atkinson 1967 single work novel ; Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel
Untitled R. Burns , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 18 November 1967; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel
Sociological and Historical Perspectives on Australia as Portrayed by Contemporary Australian Writers Rosemary Kerr , 1995-1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Commonwealth Review , vol. 7 no. 1 1995-1996; (p. 19-27)
Making His Own Way Brian Matthews , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Thomas Keneally : A Celebration 2006; (p. 23-28)
Sex Encounters of the Strange Kind : Forms of Postcolonial Discourse in Three Australian Novels Xavier Pons , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 2006; (p. 47-58) Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 197-210)
'The paper focuses on scenes from three Australian novels ... . Through an analysis of the representation of sexual intercourse by the three novelists, the paper highlights the sense of strangeness associated with the postcolonial, born out of the colonists' feeling that they do not truly belong to their adopted land and must force themselves upon it. Sex, which can be an expression of love, here degenerates into lust, violence or parody. It becomes an expression of the unnerving alienation which overcomes Europeans in a postcolonial context. Sex here as a struggle for domination is a paradigm of the perverted human relations which are inherent in the postcolonial condition. In his own fashion, and through a variety of narrative modes, each of the three (male) novelists illustrates the unbearable strangeness of being in an alien land.' (47)
y Ancestral Narratives: Irish-Australian Identities in History and Fiction Chad Habel , Saarbrucken : VDM Verlag , 2008-2009 Z1664583 2008-2009 single work criticism
Movies as a Mere Popular Medium 1984 single work interview
— Appears in: Hemisphere , July-August vol. 29 no. 1 1984; (p. 36-43)
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