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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'As global celebrations of Charles Dickens's two hundredth birthday are in full swing, it is timely to look again at the place of Dickens in the reading cultures of colonial Australia.

'Colonial Dickens moves away from more traditional considerations of Dickens's view of Australia, and its place in his novels, to explore the multiple ways in which Dickens was read and circulated in the Australian colonies. From the treasured volumes which spoke of a distant home in a shepherd's bush hut, to hushed and expectant family readings in a well-to-do settler mansion in Van Diemen's Land, and handsome editions read and loved to extinction in the Public Library in Melbourne, this book claims and explains Dickens's place in the burgeoning settlements, literary cultures and markets of the New World.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to our mutual friend, Katie Holmes.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 165p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 27 October 2012.
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 9781921875700 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World’s Favourite Writer by Kylie Mirmohamadi and Susan K. Martin Mary L. Shannon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 5 2014;

— Review of Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World's Favourite Author Kylie Mirmohamadi Susan K. Martin 2012 single work criticism
Untitled Owen Richardson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 March 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World's Favourite Author Kylie Mirmohamadi Susan K. Martin 2012 single work criticism
Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World’s Favourite Writer, by Kylie Mirmohamadi and Susan K. Martin Damien Barlow , 2013 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 3 2013;

— Review of Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World's Favourite Author Kylie Mirmohamadi Susan K. Martin 2012 single work criticism
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