y Henry Lawson : Selected Stories selected work   short story  
Is part of Seal Australian Fiction 1971 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1971 1971
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Notes

  • Note on the text (p.198) indicates that the texts of the stories are the versions published in the Home Entertainment Library edition of The Prose Works of Henry Lawson (1935).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1971 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Henry Lawson: Selected Stories, Brian Matthews , 1971 single work criticism (p. i-xii)
Hungerford, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour

Lawson writes about the remote town of Hungerford, which straddles the N.S.W. and Queensland border. Lawson's story is derived from his visit to Hungerford in January 1893, when he and James Gordon (and possibly Ernest de Guinney) walked there from Torale shearing shed, near Bourke.

(p. 3-6)
In a Dry Season, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
Lawson describes the scenes observed as a train traveller to western N.S.W.
(p. 7-10)
In a Wet Season, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Lawson describes a dismal train journey through the flooded outback.
(p. 11-14)
Enter Mitchell, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story
A swagman and his dog get off the train at Redfern station and are accosted by a taxi driver.
(p. 17-19)
Another of Mitchell's Plans for the Future, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Mitchell reveals his plan for obtaining a wife and a farm.
(p. 20-22)
Mitchell Doesn't Believe in the Sack, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Mitchell explains to his mate how to refuse to be sacked.
(p. 23-24)
Shooting the Moon, Henry Lawson , 1894 single work short story humour
Mitchell reveals his loyalty to a publican who caught him trying to leave the pub without paying.
(p. 25-27)
Some Day, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
Mitchell tells of a girl he once loved.
Irgendwann
(p. 28-30)
Our Pipes, Henry Lawson , 1895 single work short story humour
Mitchell relates how he began to smoke a pipe and his mother's efforts to stop him.
(p. 31-34)
On the Edge of a Plain, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story
A swagman arrives home to discover the family in mourning for him, after having been told he is dead.
(p. 35-36)
Mitchell : A Character Sketch, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Mitchell does some clever talking to replenish his supplies.
(p. 37-39)
The Geological Spieler, Henry Lawson , 1896 single work short story humour
Steelman poses as a geologist, with Smith as his offsider. They are offered accommodation in a railway camp and stay for several days, but decide to move on when they discover they are not the only tricksters in the camp.
(p. 43-50)
The Iron-Bark Chip, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story humour
Dave Regan and his gang of workers try to pass off a girder as ironbark, as specified in their contract, but the government inspector seems suspicious.
(p. 51-56)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story Die Frau des Viehtreibers (p. 59-67)
The Union Buries Its Dead, Henry Lawson , 1893 single work short story humour
Describes a bush funeral.
(p. 68-72)
The Bush Undertaker, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story
An old shepherd discovers his mate, Brummy, dead and mummified in the bush. Saddened, he feels compelled to bury him.
(p. 73-80)
Telling Mrs Baker, Henry Lawson , 1902 single work short story
Two drovers, Andy and Jack, watch their boss drink himself to death. They lie to his wife about the cause of his death to spare her unnecessary pain.
(p. 81-94)
Joe Wilson's Courtship, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 97-126)
Brighten's Sister-in-Law, Henry Lawson , 1900 single work short story (p. 127-148)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1971 .
      Extent: xii, 198p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Brian Matthews.
      ISBN: 0851792332
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