The Load of Wood single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1947 1947
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Adaptations

form The Load of Wood Rex Rienits , 1956 single work film/TV
— Appears in: Three in One 1956;

Adapted from the 1953 short story 'The Load of Wood' written by Frank Hardy under a pseudonym, this cinematic adaptation is a bleak, almost Soviet-like tale of men suffering out the 1930s Depression in a country town. Although a group of unemployed men is given relief work on the grounds that they cannot afford to buy enough fuel to keep their families warm, two of the men decide to steal a truck-load of wood from a rich man's estate and deliver it to those in the town with a desperate need for warmth.

Notes

  • Adapted for the 1956 film The Load of Wood directed by Cecil Holmes. Screenplay by Rex Rienits.
  • Originally published under Frank Hardy's pseudonym Ross Franklyn. Thereafter published under the name Frank Hardy

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Drova
Language: Russian
  • Appears in:
    y Esli by znal narod...raskazy Frank Hardy , Moscow : Pravda , 1954 Z1122325 1954 selected work short story Translations of four short stories. Titles in Russian are 'Esli by znal narod'; 'Drova'; 'Veteran voiny'; 'Doroga mirai i druzhby'. 'Drova' is almost certainly the story 'A Load of Wood' and 'Veteran Voigny' id 'The Returned Soldier'. The other titles may be translated as 'If Only the People Knew' '[Esli by znal narod'] and 'The Road of Peace and Friendship' ['Doroga mirai i druzhby']; it is uncertain which of Hardy's stories these are. Moscow : Pravda , 1954

Works about this Work

Realism : A Symposium Sue Holmes , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 156 1999; (p. 46-47)
The Fella Slave Frank Hardy , 1987 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Quarterly , 3-4 October 1987; (p. 3)
Realism : A Symposium Sue Holmes , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 156 1999; (p. 46-47)
The Fella Slave Frank Hardy , 1987 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Quarterly , 3-4 October 1987; (p. 3)
Last amended 28 Oct 2009 12:39:10
Settings:
  • Country towns,
  • 1930s
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