y Moloch : A Story of Sacrifice single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1883 1883
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Notes

  • Dedication:

    Inscribed

    To my Father

    In Remembrance

    Of That Happy English Summer

    Which After a Long Separation

    We Spent Together,

    And With Which

    THIS BOOK

    Is In Our Minds Associated

  • Epigraph:

    And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Moloch'

    'Aristotle defines...- the cleansing - of passion as the elevating joy felt in the victory over that which threatens the moral order of the world, and in the certainty that every crime carries in itself the seeds of its own retribution, the world's history becoming the world's judgement...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Chapman and Hall , 1884 .
      Extent: viii, 324p.
      Note/s:
      • Publisher's catalogue bound in at back.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Routledge , 1887 .
      Extent: 324p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Lippincott , 1887 .
      Extent: 324p.

Works about this Work

‘A Peacock's Plume Among a Pile of Geese Feathers’ : Rosa Praed in the United States David Carter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 23-38)

'Rosa Praed has been claimed as ‘the first Australian-born novelist to achieve a significant international reputation.’ Almost certainly, she was the first Australian-born novelist to be published in the United States, although she was in England by the time her first novel appeared in America in 1883. Of Praed's forty-seven published works, twenty-five appeared in American editions in the three decades from 1883 to 1915, including twenty-four of her thirty-eight novels in more than forty separate editions. In the years either side of the century's turn, she was among the best known Australian writers in America, alongside Louis Becke and Rolf Boldrewood.' (Publication abstract)

‘A Peacock's Plume Among a Pile of Geese Feathers’ : Rosa Praed in the United States David Carter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 23-38)

'Rosa Praed has been claimed as ‘the first Australian-born novelist to achieve a significant international reputation.’ Almost certainly, she was the first Australian-born novelist to be published in the United States, although she was in England by the time her first novel appeared in America in 1883. Of Praed's forty-seven published works, twenty-five appeared in American editions in the three decades from 1883 to 1915, including twenty-four of her thirty-eight novels in more than forty separate editions. In the years either side of the century's turn, she was among the best known Australian writers in America, alongside Louis Becke and Rolf Boldrewood.' (Publication abstract)

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