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"Chiefly, the story is concerned with some of the passengers [on a train to Dieppe]: Elvira, a wasted beauty, who has fled from married life in England; Olivier, her student lover, with whom she comes to live in Paris; Marpurgo, a middle-aged lace buyer, who, at once grim and comic, is the friend and enemy of all; and finally, there is Coromandel, a young French girl, inspired and unique." (Dust jacket, US edition)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Margaret Harris , 1936 single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Peter Davies ,
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      Extent: 383p.
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      Appleton ,
      1936 .
      Extent: 374p.
    • London,
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      Virago ,
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      Extent: 383p.
      Edition info: Reprinted from English first edition.
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      • Introduced by Hilary Bailey
      ISBN: 0860681750
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      This image has been sourced from Text Publishing website
      Extent: 512p.
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      • Published 3 October 2016
      ISBN: 9781925410136, 9781925355703 (pbk)
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

Guide to the Classics : Christina Stead’s The Beauties and Furies Margaret Harris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 26 September 2016;
'From the beginning Christina Stead’s fiction divided critical opinion, and reactions to The Beauties and Furies, her second novel, were no exception. Where some saw “garrulous pretentiousness”, Clifton Fadiman in the New Yorker found “such streaming imagination, such tireless wit, such intellectual virtuosity” that Stead must be recognised as “the most extraordinary woman novelist produced by the English-speaking race since Virginia Woolf”. ...'
Dreaming of the Middle Ages : The Place of 'mitterlalterlich' and Socialist Awareness in Christina Stead's Early Fiction Michael Ackland , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 54-68)
'All That Glitters': Illusory Worlds in Christina Stead's 'The Beauties and Furies' (1936) and 'House of All Nations' (1938) Rosemary Lancaster , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008; (p. 124-150)
y Christina Stead : Satirist Anne Pender , Altona : Common Ground Publishing , 2002 Z960254 2002 single work criticism Reviews Stead's novels as inheritors of the tradition of Roman satire, arguing that Stead's satirical fiction presents a contemporary view of her own historical period from 1930 until the Cold War. Drawing on Stead's notes, diaries and manuscripts, Pender examines several of Stead's novels and her English short stories and puts forward an argument about the centrality of satire to Stead's discourse about culture and history. She also draws attention to the intellectual rigour and encyclopaedic breadth and vision evident in Stead's fiction and demonstrates Stead's significant contribution to the radical novel in the twentieth century.
'Monster of Indecision': Abortion , Choice and Commodity Culture in Christina Stead's The Beauties and Furies Nicole Moore , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 61 no. 2 2001; (p. 142-157)
Fretworks Helen Thompson , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , July no. 1 1983; (p. 66-69)

— Review of The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead 1936 single work novel ; Honour, and, Other People's Children : Two Stories Helen Garner 1980 selected work novella
Amongst English Reviewers: Australian Novelists 1936 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 August vol. 8 no. 8 1936; (p. 128-129)

— Review of The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead 1936 single work novel ; Earth's Quality Winifred Birkett 1935 single work novel ; Saturdee Norman Lindsay 1933 single work novel ; Under the Pepper Trees : A South Australian Anthology of Children's Poetry and Prose 1987 anthology poetry children's fiction
Reprints of reviews attributed to T.L.S., The Observer and John o' Londons.
Australian Literary Society [Meeting Report] F. G. G. Hynes , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 November vol. 8 no. 11 1936; (p. 183)

— Review of The Little Wench Philip Lindsay 1935 single work novel ; The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead 1936 single work novel ; The Dark Thread Capel Boake 1936 single work novel

Report of the October meeting includes three books reviews and a tribute to Davidson.

It was noted that the economic textbook Money by Mills and Walker had recently become the first Australian textbook to be used in an English University (Cambridge).

Unhappy Families - Angela Carter on the Scope of Christina Stead's Achievement Angela Carter , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 16 September vol. 4 no. 17 1982; (p. 11-13) The Magic Phrase : Critical Essays on Christina Stead 2000; (p. 251-292, notes 284)

— Review of The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead 1936 single work novel
A Satchel of Books F. D. D. , 1936 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 7 October vol. 57 no. 2956 1936; (p. 4)

— Review of The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead 1936 single work novel
Love Stories Robin Dizard , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: From Commonwealth to Post-Colonial 1992; (p. 399-406)
The Beauties and Furies Jennifer Gribble , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 47 no. 3 1987; (p. 324-337)
'All That Glitters': Illusory Worlds in Christina Stead's 'The Beauties and Furies' (1936) and 'House of All Nations' (1938) Rosemary Lancaster , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008; (p. 124-150)
Dreaming of the Middle Ages : The Place of 'mitterlalterlich' and Socialist Awareness in Christina Stead's Early Fiction Michael Ackland , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 54-68)
Christina Stead M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: Essays in Australian Fiction 1938; (p. 158-181) M. Barnard Eldershaw : Plaque with Laurel, Essays, Reviews and Correspondence 1995; (p. 233-237) The Magic Phrase : Critical Essays on Christina Stead 2000; (p. 23-38, notes 267)

'In three years Christina Stead has written three books—The Salzburg Tales, 1934, Seven Poor Men of Sydney, 1935, and The Beauties and Furies, 1936—and they bring a new note into Australian fiction. The first is a collection of stories, told by pilgrims to the Mozart festival in Salzburg and held together by a slight and purely formal framework. The stories are set in many places, real and mythical, in this world and the next, and some are Australian. Seven Poor Men of Sydney is a novel, a pattern of lives, of thoughts and emotions, shown against a curiously patterned backcloth of Sydney. The Beauties and Furies is the first volume of a proposed picture in three volumes of student love, and is set in Paris. (Introduction)

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