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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 The Australian Short Story Before Lawson
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Notes

  • Includes brief biographical notes on the authors.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Oxford University Press , 1986 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Australian Short Story Before Lawson : Introduction, Cecil Hadgraft , 1986 single work criticism
'In the outline history that follows I have adopted a two-pronged approach: I have used chronological divisions (1830-60, 1860-80, 1880-93) for convenience, and within each section there is first an account of the major writers of that period and their stories, and second an outline of the genres or themes that emerged or flourished.' (p.1)
(p. 1-56)
A Dispersal, 1986 single work short story adventure (p. 56-72)
Note: This is the second half of one of four stories in the anonymous collection, The Black Troopers, dated to about 1850 (Hadgraft, Introduction, pp. 3-4)
The Convict Laundress, Mary Theresa Vidal , 1852 single work short story (p. 73-83)
Retribution, Ellen Clacy , 1854 single work short story (p. 84-89)
The Master and His Man, John Lang , 1859 single work short story (p. 90-97)
Music of Terror, John Lang , 1859 single work short story (p. 98-105)
Note: Here titled 'Music a Terror'
Revenge, or Jem Dalton, Horace Earle , 1861 single work short story adventure (p. 106-118)
Mystery and Murder, James Skipp Borlase , Mary Fortune , 1866 single work short story crime
A ghostly murder tale. (PB)
(p. 119-130)
The Romance of Lively Creek, Marcus Clarke , 1877 single work short story (p. 131-153)
Human Repetends, Marcus Clarke , 1872 single work short story crime fantasy
This story was first published in the Australasian, 14 September, 1872, with the title 'Human Repetends'. This version of the story, which includes a character called Marston, has been republished several times in anthologies and selections. A second version of the story, with a different beginning and featuring a character called Hylton, was first published in the posthumous selection Sensational Tales with the title 'A Mysterious Coincidence'. This version has been republished under both titles.
(p. 144-153)
Note: With title: 'Human Repetends'
The Premier's Secret, Campbell McKellar , 1887 single work short story crime (p. 154-168)
Miss Pallavant : An Episode, Rosa Praed , 1888 single work short story (p. 169-185)
Mr and Mrs Sin Fat, Edward Dyson , 1888 single work short story (p. 186-196)
The Story of Wills' Leap, Reginald Spencer Browne , 1890 single work short story romance (p. 197-203)
Chinese Ginnie, Smiler , 1891 single work short story (p. 204-207)
An Old Time Episode in Tasmania, Tasma , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 208-220)
Miss Jackson, Frank Hawkesbury , 1889 single work short story (p. 221-228)
Tony Forster, Proteus , 1888 single work short story Long Forster (p. 229-236)
How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 237-244)
The Luckiest Man in the Colony, E. W. Hornung , 1892 single work short story (p. 245-253)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Short Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 13 no. 4 1988; (p. 535-546)
Pioneers of the Short Story Laurie Clancy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 1986; (p. 15)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Poor Writing, But Not Poor Reading Andrew Denton , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 June 1986; (p. 47)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Starchy Stories Before we Found a Dinkum Voice Maurice Dunlevy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 April 1986; (p. B3)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Untitled Ken A. Stewart , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 538-542)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Too Much and Too Little Blood Gerard Windsor , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 August vol. 108 no. 5530 1986; (p. 82)

— Review of The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story ; The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Retrieving the Baby - And a Little of the Bathwater Mary Lord , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 83 1986; (p. 13-14)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Untitled Ken A. Stewart , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 12 no. 4 1986; (p. 538-542)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Starchy Stories Before we Found a Dinkum Voice Maurice Dunlevy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 April 1986; (p. B3)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Poor Writing, But Not Poor Reading Andrew Denton , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 June 1986; (p. 47)

— Review of The Australian Short Story Before Lawson 1986 anthology short story
Short Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 13 no. 4 1988; (p. 535-546)
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