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y Jewelled Nights single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1923 1923
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Adaptations

form y Jewelled Nights Wilton Welch , Louise Lovely , Australia : Louise Lovely Productions , 1925 Z1720417 1925 single work film/TV

The central character, Elaine Fleetwood, assumes a masculine role in an attempt to alleviate her family's financial troubles. She disguises herself as a boy and travels to Northern Tasmania to make her fortune on the osmiridium mining fields.

'This big budget production cost in excess of 8000 pounds and had lavish indoor sets as well as being shot on location in Tasmania. The film was not well received and both Louise Lovely and author Marie Bjelke-Peterson abandoned hopes of filming more novels for an Australian film industry producing wholesome family entertainment' (Source: National Film and Sound Archive).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Marie Bjelke Petersen's Romances : Fulfilling the Contract, Subverting the Spirit Roslynn D. Haynes , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 41-63)
Marie Bjelke Petersen's 'Virile Story' : Jewelled Nights, Gender Instability and the Bush Jeannette Delamoir , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 29 no. 1 2003; (p. 115-131)
Romanticism and Environmentalism : The Tasmanian Novels of Marie Bjelke-Petersen Roslynn D. Haynes , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 1 2001; (p. 62-75)
Examines romanticism and early environmentalism in Bjelke-Petersen's almost forgotten novels about the Tasmanian landscape. Haynes argues that although in one sense Bjelke-Petersen's "Romantic emphasis on possessing, and being possessed by, Nature can be seen as a form of emotional imperialism, her Tasmanian novels provided an important reassessment and a widely publicised step towards the acceptance of wilderness conservation in the state" (74).
Strange Bedfellows: Homo-Eroticism and Landscape in Two Bush Novels from the 1920s Tim Suttor , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 105-109)
y A Mortal Flame : Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australian Romance Writer 1874-1969 Alison Alexander , Sandy Bay : Blubber Head Press , 1994 Z277085 1994 single work biography
Marie Bjelke Petersen's 'Virile Story' : Jewelled Nights, Gender Instability and the Bush Jeannette Delamoir , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 29 no. 1 2003; (p. 115-131)
Marie Bjelke Petersen's Romances : Fulfilling the Contract, Subverting the Spirit Roslynn D. Haynes , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 70 no. 2 2010; (p. 41-63)
Strange Bedfellows: Homo-Eroticism and Landscape in Two Bush Novels from the 1920s Tim Suttor , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Land and Identity : Proceedings of the 1997 Conference Held at The University of New England Armidale New South Wales 27-30 September 1997 1998; (p. 105-109)
y A Mortal Flame : Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australian Romance Writer 1874-1969 Alison Alexander , Sandy Bay : Blubber Head Press , 1994 Z277085 1994 single work biography
Romanticism and Environmentalism : The Tasmanian Novels of Marie Bjelke-Petersen Roslynn D. Haynes , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 1 2001; (p. 62-75)
Examines romanticism and early environmentalism in Bjelke-Petersen's almost forgotten novels about the Tasmanian landscape. Haynes argues that although in one sense Bjelke-Petersen's "Romantic emphasis on possessing, and being possessed by, Nature can be seen as a form of emotional imperialism, her Tasmanian novels provided an important reassessment and a widely publicised step towards the acceptance of wilderness conservation in the state" (74).
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  • Savage River, Western Tasmania (including the West Coast), Tasmania,
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