Adventure : A Fantasy of the Ranges single work   short story  
Alternative title: Adventure
Issue Details: First known date: 1941 1941
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Alternative title: Adventure
  • Appears in:
    y Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1941 Cecil Mann (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1941 Z9035 1941 periodical issue Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1941 pg. 149-151
  • Appears in:
    y It's Funny : Stories by Australia's Leading Humorists Les Robinson , Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1942 Z1400945 1942 selected work poetry Sydney : Frank Johnson , 1942 pg. 22
  • Appears in:
    y Story-Book Only Hugh McCrae , R. G. Howarth (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1948 Z117704 1948 selected work prose autobiography biography short story

    'It is as a poet that Hugh McCrae is most famous; his three prose books appeared only in limited editions and no collection of his other writing has been made for fifteen years - a period in which he has written a good deal more prose than verse. The present volume accordingly contains the whole of My Father, and My Father's Friends, such of The Du Poissey Anecdotes and the McCrae Number of Art in Australia as the author wished to perpetuate, and a comprehensive selection from his stories, sketches, personal notes, articles, essays and jokes.

    It goes without saying that this collection will be of the utmost interest to students of Australian literature, but its appeal extends far beyond the specialist. It is a book that cannot fail to delight all who appreciate personality and the rich comedy of human affairs. Hugh McCrae's characteristic humour, sometimes playful, sometimes freakish, sometimes macabre, but always light and deft - enlivens both the brief, vivid portraits of notable men known to his father and himself, and the equally brilliant accounts of fictitious people and events. He packs so much of wit and poetry into these writings that one is drawn back to the best of them again and again, always finding something fresh. Story-book Only will be read in the future along with its author's verse, and should bring him recognitions as one of our masters of prose.

    The charm of the book is greatly enhanced by the author's illustrations, which form a lively and witty accompaniment to the text. They add a final proof of the versatility of Hugh McCrae's talent, and, like all his work, they bear the impress of the striking and highly original personality that gives Story-book Only a character unique in our literature.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1948
    pg. 134-136
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories Henrietta Drake-Brockman , Walter Murdoch , London : Oxford University Press , 1951 Z449816 1951 anthology short story London : Oxford University Press , 1951 pg. 141-142
    Note: Editor's note: From The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Appears in:
    y Short Stories of Australia : The Lawson Tradition Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z384834 1967 anthology short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 134-135
    Note: With title: Adventure
  • Appears in:
    y Best Australian Short Stories Douglas Stewart (editor), Beatrice Davis (editor), Melbourne : Lloyd O'Neil , 1971 Z380931 1971 anthology short story Melbourne : Lloyd O'Neil , 1971 pg. 122-123
    Note: With title: Adventure
Alternative title: Abenteuer
Language: German
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