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Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 The Miserable Clerk
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Notes

  • Author's note: The whole of the contents contained in the twenty chapters of 'The Miserable Clerk' were first published in the Brisbane Courier... S. R. Brisbane, May 1925.
  • Richard Fotheringham's bibliography lists three additional 'Sheriff's Office' stories (see Courier 30/8; 25/10; 1/11) which do not appear in the novel. However, my search of the Courier did not locate the original printing of the two stories which comprise Chapters 10 and 15; the Courier issues containing these stories have not as yet been traced.
  • In Search of Steele Rudd (pp. 70-75) discusses this work at length. Richard Fotheringham describes this work as a novella, 'which was based on' Rudd's 'life in the Sheriff's Office' between 1889 and 1903' (p.70). He also notes that in 1935, Rudd wrote a screenplay based on The Miserable Clerk. (p.165)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Brisbane Courier 1864 newspaper (848 issues)
      1924 .
      Alternative title: The Sheriff's Office
      Note/s:
      • Appeared irregularly from 16 February 1924 to 25 October 1924.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A City Selection 'Steele Rudd' , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1984 Z1382241 1984 selected work short story novel Omnibus edition of seven Rudd works. Illustrations of the original New South Wales Bookstall publications are reproduced. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1984 pg. 505-588

Works about this Work

Fellowship of Writers 'Steele Rudd' , 1929 single work column humour
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 June vol. 50 no. 2573 1929; (p. 5)
Untitled 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 April vol. 48 no. 2462 1927; (p. 5)

— Review of The Miserable Clerk 'Steele Rudd' , 1924 single work novella
Untitled 1927 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 April vol. 48 no. 2462 1927; (p. 5)

— Review of The Miserable Clerk 'Steele Rudd' , 1924 single work novella
Fellowship of Writers 'Steele Rudd' , 1929 single work column humour
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 June vol. 50 no. 2573 1929; (p. 5)
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