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Issue Details: First known date: 1964 1964
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'As Father Stenner, Whitton's President, put it, "A garish killing in a place for aspirants to the priesthood is, by the world's standards, an exotic crime." Father Stenner's forebodings were, if anything, well short of the mark. The killer was apparently a madman whose first murder was to be merely the beginning of a bloody series. And into the maelstrom of violence and fear that he created came another and possibly even more sinister element, personified by a beautiful young woman named Agnes Grey. Agnes's concern was with ultimate depravity, and for a killer priest she had a very specific use.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Cassell , 1964 .
      Extent: 219p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Longmans , 1964 .
      Extent: 219p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Walker and Company , 1965 .
      Extent: 219p.
    • London,
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      England,
      c
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Transworld , 1966 .
      Extent: 190p.
    • 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 , 1971 .
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2014 .
      2181774622656428124.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 304p.
      Edition info: Anniversary edition
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 June 2014
      ISBN: 9780857984425

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.
The Place Where Keneally Began His Writing Life Murder Mystery a Foreshadowing Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2014; (p. 31) The Canberra Times , 7 June 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 June 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Another Chapter : Keneally Takes Bow after 50 Years Writing Fifty Years a Writer, Keneally Takes a Bow Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 2014; (p. 20)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 2014; (p. 17)
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)

Publishing in the Big Apple : Thomas Keneally's Amazing American Adventure David Carter , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 385-391)
Identity and Stigmatization Transferred Xiaojin Zhou , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: From Fixity to Fluidity : The Theme of Identity in Thomas Keneally's Fiction 2009; (p. 142-150)
'Keneally never forgets to weave his discussion of the Aboriginal issue into the Anglo search for identity in history, a problem which goes back as early as the beginning of white settlement of Australia. Convicts and the Admiralty soldiers, the earliest settlers on the land, come to Australian “stigmatized”. ' (142)
First Voice Thomas Keneally , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 2006; (p. 27)
'Tom Keneally looks back at the writing of his first published book.'
Goodbye to All That Edmund Campion , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 December-2 January vol. 116 no. 6002 1995-1996; (p. 44-46)
On Tom Keneally's Catholic Novels Gloria Jean Moore , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 38 no. 4 1994; (p. 66-68)
Christmas Presents for Some Well-Known Australian Authors Geoffrey Dutton , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Magazine , 20-21 December 1986; (p. 6)
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).
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 Novels John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 31 1965; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel ; The Year of the Angry Rabbit Russell Braddon 1964 single work novel ; The Man in the Jungle David Rowbotham 1964 single work novel
Untitled Allen Glover , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 January 1965; (p. 13)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Black Magic Noel Buckley , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 November vol. 86 no. 4423 1964; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Untitled Peter Gough , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 19 September 1964; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
The Arrival of Thomas Keneally Max Harris , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July vol. 3 no. 9 1964; (p. 168)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 31 1965; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Distant Land Judah Waten 1964 single work novel ; The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel ; The Year of the Angry Rabbit Russell Braddon 1964 single work novel ; The Man in the Jungle David Rowbotham 1964 single work novel
Black Magic Noel Buckley , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 November vol. 86 no. 4423 1964; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Untitled Peter Gough , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 19 September 1964; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
The Arrival of Thomas Keneally Max Harris , 1964 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July vol. 3 no. 9 1964; (p. 168)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
Untitled Allen Glover , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 January 1965; (p. 13)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
The Place Where Keneally Began His Writing Life Murder Mystery a Foreshadowing Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2014; (p. 31) The Canberra Times , 7 June 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 June 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of The Place at Whitton Thomas Keneally 1964 single work novel
First Voice Thomas Keneally , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 2006; (p. 27)
'Tom Keneally looks back at the writing of his first published book.'
On Tom Keneally's Catholic Novels Gloria Jean Moore , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 38 no. 4 1994; (p. 66-68)
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)
Christmas Presents for Some Well-Known Australian Authors Geoffrey Dutton , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Magazine , 20-21 December 1986; (p. 6)
Goodbye to All That Edmund Campion , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 December-2 January vol. 116 no. 6002 1995-1996; (p. 44-46)
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)
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)

Publishing in the Big Apple : Thomas Keneally's Amazing American Adventure David Carter , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 385-391)
Another Chapter : Keneally Takes Bow after 50 Years Writing Fifty Years a Writer, Keneally Takes a Bow Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 2014; (p. 20)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 2014; (p. 17)
Identity and Stigmatization Transferred Xiaojin Zhou , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: From Fixity to Fluidity : The Theme of Identity in Thomas Keneally's Fiction 2009; (p. 142-150)
'Keneally never forgets to weave his discussion of the Aboriginal issue into the Anglo search for identity in history, a problem which goes back as early as the beginning of white settlement of Australia. Convicts and the Admiralty soldiers, the earliest settlers on the land, come to Australian “stigmatized”. ' (142)
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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