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  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1895 1895
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Describes how Steelman would inflict himself on a family and resist all efforts to dislodge him.

Adaptations

form y Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140680 1980 single work film/TV

'The heroes of this tale are professional itinerants — con men whose lifestyle is usually maintained at the expense of others. Steelman, the brains and manipulator, dominates the cringing Smith. After a series of misadventures Smith takes matters into his own hands for the first time and leaves Steelman high and dry. But he has not taken into account Steelman's tenacity.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 1 February 1980, p.16.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 14 no. 779 19 January 1895 Z611804 1895 periodical issue 1895 pg. 23
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 Z822461 1896 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 pg. 113-116
  • Appears in:
    y The Herald no. 17849 31 July 1934 Z1520035 1934 newspaper issue 1934 pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y The Bush Undertaker and Other Stories Henry Lawson , Colin Roderick (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 Z386989 1970 selected work short story humour Includes a detailed bibliographic commentary on each story with particular attention to revisions. Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 pg. 38-40
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils : 87 Stories from the Prose Works of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 Z1215630 1970 selected work short story Includes stories from Lawson's main collections - While the Billy Boils, On the Track and Over the Sliprails. Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 pg. 67 - 69 Section: First series
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 101 no. 5243 23-30 December 1980 Z594181 1980 periodical issue 1980 pg. 89
  • Appears in:
    y Prose Works of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Sydney : Home Entertainment Library , 1935 Z389778 1935 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 54-56
  • Appears in:
    y A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 Z378657 1984 selected work poetry short story autobiography prose criticism drama biography Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 pg. 374-376
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson Favourites Henry Lawson , South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1984 Z451192 1984 selected work short story humour South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1984 pg. 122-124
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Mates : The Complete Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Windsor : Budget Books Lloyd O'Neil , 1979 Z487806 1979 selected work short story autobiography humour Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1987 pg. 67-69
  • Appears in:
    y While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions Henry Lawson , Paul Eggert (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 6155517 2013 selected work short story (taught in 3 units)

    'Fifty-two of Henry Lawson's stories and sketches that he had first published in newspapers and magazines from 1888 onwards were gathered in his collection While the Billy Boils (Angus & Robertson, 1896). Lawson was not responsible for their ordering and he had to give ground on their texts, especially on his idiosyncratic presentation of wordings that helped to breathe life into his characters and situations. The present edition dismantles the fait accompli of 1896 by presenting the individual items in the chronological order of their first publication and with their original newspaper texts. This will allow a new appreciation of Lawson's writing, one that is attentive to his developing powers.

    'The edition also facilitates a close study of Lawson's collaboration with the producers of the collection in 1896, in particular with his copy-editor Arthur W. Jose and publisher George Robertson. Facsimile images (available online) of the printer's copy that they prepared for While the Billy Boils supplement the edition's listing of the alterations that each of them made, revealing the textual history of each story or sketch.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013
    pg. 314-318

Works about this Work

Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 58-104)
Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 58-104)
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