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  • Author:agent Ada Cambridge http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/cambridge-ada
Issue Details: First known date: 1888-1889... 1888-1889 A Black Sheep
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' Following the fortunes of Richard Delavel as a rebellious Oxford undergraduate in 1850s England and a still restless middle-aged family man in 1880s Sydney, the story presents his life and loves, work and leisure, beliefs and hopes against a background of constraints and opportunities in Britain and Australia.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Australian Defence Force Academy. Australian Scholarly Editions Centre , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Elizabeth Morrison , single work criticism (p. xi-lxvii)
Note: Includes notes (pp.lv-lxvii)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Age 1854 newspaper (7344 issues)
Notes:
Serialised in The Age in 26 weekly instalments, 7 July 1888 - 5 January 1889.
      1888-1889 .
Alternative title: A Marked Man : Some Episodes of His Life
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      Heinemann ,
      1890 .
      Extent: 3 v.; 272 p.; 283 p.; 274 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 August 1890.
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      J. W. Lovell ,
      1890 .
      Extent: 355p.
      Edition info: Oxford Edition.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      George Munro ,
      1890 .
      Extent: 255p.
      Edition info: Pocket ed.
      Note/s:
      • Seaside Library no. 1583.
      Series: y separately published work icon Seaside Library George Munro (publisher), 1877-1893 Z1171627 1877-1893 series - publisher This hugely successful mass-market fiction series appeared in both quarto and pocket editions from 1877 until the early years of the twentieth century. Number in series: 1583
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Petherick and Co. , 1891 .
      Extent: viii, 336 p.p.
      Edition info: Colonial ed.
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      • Petherick's collection of favourite and approved authors
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      Pandora ,
      1987 .
      Extent: xiv, 347 pp.
      Note/s:
      • Introduced by Debra Adelaide.
      ISBN: 0863581315

Works about this Work

The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
Untitled Mary Jane Edwards , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 31 no. 3 2007; (p. 180-182)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Untitled Megan Brown , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 65 2005; (p. 36-38)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Black Sheep on Shelves Amy Walker , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 20 September 2004; (p. 19)
Chronicles of a Vicarage Novelist Lucy Sussex , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 October 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Chronicles of a Vicarage Novelist Lucy Sussex , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 October 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Untitled Megan Brown , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , April no. 65 2005; (p. 36-38)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Untitled Mary Jane Edwards , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 31 no. 3 2007; (p. 180-182)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
A Marked Man 1891 single work review
— Appears in: The Australasian Critic , 1 April vol. 1 no. 7 1891; (p. 158-159)

— Review of A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Australian Women Writers : The Literary Heritage Michelle Slung , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , Spring vol. 4 no. 3 1989; (p. 7)

— Review of Outlaw and Lawmaker Rosa Praed , 1893 single work novel ; An Australian Girl Mrs. Alick Macleod , 1890 single work novel ; Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land : A Story of Australian Life Rosa Praed , 1915 single work novel ; The Bond of Wedlock : A Tale of London Life Rosa Praed , 1887 single work novel ; A Black Sheep Ada Cambridge , 1888-1889 single work novel
Introduction Elizabeth Morrison , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Black Sheep 2004; (p. xi-lxvii)
Black Sheep on Shelves Amy Walker , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 20 September 2004; (p. 19)
The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
Ada Cambridge, G.F. Cross, and 'The Modern Pulpit' Robert J. Dingley , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 15 no. 3 1992; (p. 217-220)
"Rattling the Orthodoxies" : A View of Ada Cambridges A Marked Man Louise Wakeling , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 49 no. 4 1989; (p. 609-623)
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