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y The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time single work   novel   young adult   war literature  
Is part of The Cub Ethel Turner 1915-1919 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1915 1915
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'Miss Ethel Turner has written a war-time story of very considerable merit and has chosen as was to be expected to develop the greater portion of the action in Australia, but the story is none the less a war-time story on that account. The tale is happily conceived and delightfully told, and there is not an uninteresting page in the book. It opens in Brussels, at the beginning of the war, when a young English girl, after some thrilling adventures, rescues a little Belgian girl—Josette—from a cruel fate. The Eng- lish girl, Brigid Lindsay, makes the ac- quaintance of the Calthrops, a wealthy Australian family, the younger son of which is the Cub of the title. The scene and the actors shift to Australia, and we are given a number of pictures of Australian patriotic activities in war time. Much againist his mother's wish, the elder of the Calthrop boys volunteers for active service, and falls in action, and the last chapter closes with the departure of the Cub to fill his fallen brother's place. The whole interest centres round the Cub, who is a youth of unusual mental equipment, and possesses ideas of his own on some pressing social and eco- nomnic problems, which are not of conven- tional type. He is in consequence regarded by his friends as "queer." Brigid is a fitting foil to the Cub and is in some respects quite as unconventional.'

Source:

'Literature: A War-time Story', The West Australian, 16 December 1915, p.5. (Via Trove Australia)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Few people have courage to appear as good as they really are.' -- J.C. Hare
  • 'Now in thy splendour go before us, / Spirit of England, ardent eyed!...' -- Laurence Binyon.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1915 .
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      Extent: 255 p., [8] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1920 .
      Extent: 252 p., [6] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock , 1954 .
      Extent: 189p.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1978 .
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      Extent: 207 p., [10] leaves of part col.plates.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0725404655
Alternative title: De Bengel
Language: Dutch

Works about this Work

y Ethel Turner and the 'Voices of Dissent' : Masculinities and Fatherhood in The Cub and Captain Cub Claudia Nelson , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1040837 2003 single work criticism
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
'Preserving the White Race' : Some Australian Women's Literary Responses to the Great War Jan Bassett , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 223-233)
Surveys poetry and verse, personal narratives and popular novels written by Australian women about the Great War. Finds as major preoccupations and concerns in this type of literature: fear of threats to their class and race caused by war; fear for the family; glorification of White Australia; concerns about the future of the British Empire.
Literary Gossip 1916 single work review
— Appears in: The Leader , 1 January 1916; (p. 26)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 November vol. 36 no. 1865 1915; (p. 2)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
An Australian Boy 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 10 November vol. 89 no. 2388 1915; (p. 44)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 22 October 1915; (p. 5)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel ; From Billabong to London Mary Grant Bruce 1915 single work children's fiction
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 November vol. 36 no. 1865 1915; (p. 2)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
An Australian Boy 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 10 November vol. 89 no. 2388 1915; (p. 44)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
Literary Gossip 1916 single work review
— Appears in: The Leader , 1 January 1916; (p. 26)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel
Untitled 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 22 October 1915; (p. 5)

— Review of The Cub : Six Months in His Life : A Story in War-Time Ethel Turner 1915 single work novel ; From Billabong to London Mary Grant Bruce 1915 single work children's fiction
y Ethel Turner and the 'Voices of Dissent' : Masculinities and Fatherhood in The Cub and Captain Cub Claudia Nelson , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z1040837 2003 single work criticism
y Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House That Was Eureka Heather Scutter , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2009 Z62001 1997 single work criticism
'Preserving the White Race' : Some Australian Women's Literary Responses to the Great War Jan Bassett , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 2 1985; (p. 223-233)
Surveys poetry and verse, personal narratives and popular novels written by Australian women about the Great War. Finds as major preoccupations and concerns in this type of literature: fear of threats to their class and race caused by war; fear for the family; glorification of White Australia; concerns about the future of the British Empire.
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