Steelman's Pupil single work   short story   humour  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1895-1833 1895-1833
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Steelman strives to teach Smith the tricks of the trade, but eventually succeeds too well.

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. 16 no. 826 14 December 1895 Z588477 1895 periodical issue 1895 pg. 19
  • 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. 181-187
  • Appears in:
    y Capajon : Fifty-Four Short Stories Published 1921-1933 Edward Garnett (editor), London : Jonathan Cape , 1933 Z1837076 1933 anthology short story London : Jonathan Cape , 1933 pg. 344-348
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 43-47
  • 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. 40-44
  • 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. 114 - 118 Section: Second Series
  • Appears in:
    y The World of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Walter Stone (editor), Dee Why West : Hamlyn , 1974 Z385949 1974 selected work poetry short story humour satire Dee Why West : Hamlyn , 1974 pg. 130-132
  • Appears in:
    y The Essential Henry Lawson : The Best Works of Australia's Greatest Writer Henry Lawson , Brian Kiernan (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 Z368836 1982 selected work poetry short story criticism biography South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 pg. 146-148
  • 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. 94-97
  • 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. 436-439
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 137-141
  • 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. 116-119
  • 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. 350-357

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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