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Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 The Place at Whitton
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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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  • 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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      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,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      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.
Back to Whitton Week : Tracking Tom Keneally's Career Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , 30 May vol. 30 no. 1 2015;

'So at fifty years, what can we say? An easy conclusion would be that Keneally is best understood (as he himself has suggested from time to time) as a good craftsman of readable stories that raise serious issues, a writer better suited to the literary mass-market found in north America than to the more anxious and divided cultural space of literary Australia. But that fails at some point to do justice to the author’s capacity to write an experimental, challenging, literary work one year and a formula entertainment the next. In a real sense, Keneally the novelist is that variety, that impulsive flair, that unusual mix of person and persona, author and work that refuses ready categorisation, whether by scholars or bookshop salespoints. My conclusion is that it is our entrenched understanding of a literary career as much as any particular schools of literary value (modernism, realism, postmodernism, and so forth) that generates critical oscillations and uncertainties around Keneally’s writing, and precisely because this idea itself is now under reconstruction in ways Bourdieu could not have imagined, we will have to wait for a while to find a fully satisfying model by which to understand his complete works. In the meantime, revisiting A Place at Whitton offers us a fair guide.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 June 2014; (p. 17)
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 Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 2014; (p. 20) The Age , 13 June 2014; (p. 20)
The Place Where Keneally Began His Writing Life Murder Mystery a Foreshadowing Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 June 2014; (p. 37) The Canberra Times , 7 June 2014; (p. 20) The Age , 7 June 2014; (p. 31)

— 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
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)
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