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Issue Details: First known date: 1940 1940
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'The novel tells the story of an Arcadian shepherdess named Irene, and of her reincarnation in a modern day. The first Irene begins In a dream world of sun and flowers and centaurs, progresses to be the mistress of Syrian provincial governor (In some ways the early part of the book reminds one of John Masefield's 'Basilissa'), and then, meeting Ezra, a disciple of Jesus and His teaching, is won to the new religion and perishes in a lion's den. The twentieth-century Irene Is an out-of-work actress, who, driven almost to the verge of suicide, meets a sect of reformers, inspired by Christian principles, and led by another Ezra. This time it is Ezra Prentice, a hunted man with a price on his head: a preacher of pacifism and a hater of war. We have it hinted that, with this Ezra, too, this Irene goes to her destruction for the Christian ideal. So that, running through the book's lush language, its over-embroidered style, and its sensuality, there Is a message. It is a message which gains force because of its difference from the background against which it is set. And it is a brave doctrine, if a dangerous one, in these times.'

Source:

'We Still Have Lions' Dens', Newcastle Sun, 18 January 1941, p.4.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Frank Johnson , 1940 .
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      Extent: 326p.

Works about this Work

More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant 1937 single work children's fiction
y Checklist of Australian Fantasy (to 1937) Stanley L. Lanarch , Sydney : Futurian Press , 1950 Z1725295 1950 reference bibliography
— Review of Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel
Discusses Lanarch's checklist of the elements comprising works of speculative fiction.
Novels by Australians 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 February vol. 62 no. 3182 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel
More Australian Publishers 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 April vol. 6 no. 4 1934; (p. 74)
More Miscellaneous Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 163-168)

— Review of Jacob Shumate, or The People's March: A Voice from the Ranks Henry Wrixon 1903 single work novel ; The Girdle of Kaf Cora Minnett 1912 single work novel ; The Living Mummy Ambrose Pratt 1910 single work novel ; The Tragedy Behind the Curtain and Other Stories Arthur A. D. Bayldon 1910 selected work short story ; Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel ; The Devil's Saint Dulcie Deamer 1924 single work novel ; In the Beginning : Six Studies of the Stone Age and Other Stories Including A Daughter of the Incas A Short Novel of the Conquest of Peru Dulcie Deamer 1909 selected work short story novel ; The Rescue of Victoria, the Beautiful Nihilist T. P. Deegan 1909 single work novel ; 'So Long' : An Original Book for Everyone to Read. Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing. A Glimpse of the Past, Present and Inferentially of the Future Charles C. Cowdroy 1908 selected work short story prose ; The Super-Barbarians Carlton Dawe 1915 single work novel ; A Journalist and Two Bears James Edmond 1913 selected work short story essay poetry ; The Flying Argosy Arthur J. Rees 1934 single work novel ; The Threshold of Fear : A Sober Fantasy Arthur J. Rees 1925 single work novel ; The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees 1922 single work novel ; The Case Books of X37 A. J. Dawson 1930 selected work short story ; The Dawn of a New Civilization William Hardy Wilson 1929 single work novel ; Burning Air John Armour 1928 single work novel ; Tzane : A Novel J. L. Ranken 1926 single work novel ; The Fall of a Dictator Arthur Gask 1938 single work novel ; The Red Paste Murders Arthur Gask 1923 single work novel ; Sariska Benori Barbara Dale Smith 1922 single work novel ; Mutiny in the Air James M. Downie 1943 single work children's fiction ; Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Max Afford 1937 single work novel ; Whirlaway : A Story of the Ages H. C. F. Morant 1937 single work children's fiction
y Checklist of Australian Fantasy (to 1937) Stanley L. Lanarch , Sydney : Futurian Press , 1950 Z1725295 1950 reference bibliography
— Review of Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel
Discusses Lanarch's checklist of the elements comprising works of speculative fiction.
Novels by Australians 1941 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 February vol. 62 no. 3182 1941; (p. 2)

— Review of Holiday Dulcie Deamer 1940 single work novel
More Australian Publishers 1934 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 April vol. 6 no. 4 1934; (p. 74)
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