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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Tradition of Women : Introduction, Debra Adelaide , single work criticism (p. 1-14)
A Tradition of Women, Debra Adelaide , single work criticism
A study of the writings of Australian women writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is an opportunity to re-read the history of Australian literature. Adelaide suggests a number of reasons why women's writing of this period was sidelined in the development of an Australian literary ethos and Australian nationalism.
(p. 1-14)
Letter Writing and Journal Scribbling, Dorothy Jones , single work criticism (p. 15-28)
Annie Baxter and Her Journal 1834-1868, Lucy Frost , single work criticism (p. 29-40)
Born to Blush Unseen : Some Nineteenth Century Women Poets, Elizabeth Webby , single work criticism biography (p. 41-52)
Two Early Novelists : Anna Maria Bunn and Mary Theresa Vidal, Susan McKernan , single work criticism (p. 53-68)
Louisa Atkinson, Naturalist and Novelist, Elizabeth Lawson , single work criticism (p. 69-84)
Wild and Wilful Women : Caroline Leakey and the Broad Arrow, Shirley Walker , single work criticism
Short biography and analysis of The Broad Arrow that shows the unique place in nineteenth century literature of its female hero of "magnificent stature". The novel's exploration of a variety of female responses produces a unique feminine experience of the colonial experience in Australia.
(p. 85-100)
Love and Labour : Marriage and Work in the Novels of Catherine Helen Spence, Helen Thomson , single work criticism

Thomson examines Spence's portrayal of women, marriage and society in her novels, noting the degree to which she criticizes the nineteenth-century status quo and suggests reforms which would liberate women, married or unmarried.

(p. 101-116)
Shrouded in Mystery : Waif Wander (Mary Fortune), Lucy Sussex , single work criticism (p. 117-132)
Ada Cambridge : Writing for Her Life, Patricia Barton , single work criticism biography
Barton provides a brief biography and discusses the major themes that run through Cambridge's poetry and prose.
(p. 133-150)
Catherine Martin : An Australian Girl?, Margaret Allen , single work criticism
Catherine Martin is undervalued today, despite her prolific writing, her fine studies of character, beautiful descriptions of the Australian landscape and shrewdly observed accounts of life in different Australian localities. An outline of Martin's life and writings.
(p. 151-164)
The Writing of Tasma, the Work of Jessie Couvreur, Margaret Harris , single work criticism biography
Harris discusses the life and works of Jessie Couvreur and argues that the Australianness of her fiction is inextricable from the dramatisation of the woman question. But, while autobiographical elements can be found, Harris stresses that the novels are much more complicated than simple self-justification or therapy because female characters are not readily exonerated. The popularity of Couvreur's fiction, however, was achieved by the successful transplantation of familiar character types and situations from other nineteenth century fiction to the unfamiliar Australian setting.
(p. 165-182)
Sad Sometimes, Lonely Often...Dull Never : Mary Gaunt, Traveller and Novelist, Susan K. Martin , single work criticism biography (p. 183-197)
Rosa Praed : Original Australian Writer, Dale Spender , single work criticism biography
Spender provides a brief introduction to the life and works of Rosa Praed.
(p. 199-216)
Louisa Albury Lawson : Feminist and Patriot, Elaine J Zinkhan , single work criticism biography (p. 216-232)
They Call Our Flag a Rebel Flag, Our Creed a Rebel Creed : Marie E.J. Pitt, Poet and Socialist, Colleen Burke , single work criticism (p. 233-248)

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Works about this Work

Colonial Women Writers : Dispossessed Angels Louise Wakeling , Margaret Bradstock , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 50 no. 1 1990; (p. 115-122)
From the Troops Judy Waterman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 68-70)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism
Diversity of Talent in Shining Packages, from the Living and the Dead Connie Gregory , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Perspective , Dry Season vol. 12 no. 1 1989; (p. 75-76)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism ; Her Selection : Writings by Nineteenth-Century Australian Women 1988 anthology short story correspondence extract
Anthologies Broaden Perspectives and Provide Pleasure John Weigel , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 3 no. 1 1989; (p. 49)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism ; Her Selection : Writings by Nineteenth-Century Australian Women 1988 anthology short story correspondence extract
Untitled Elizabeth Young , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Span , April no. 28 1989; (p. 112-113)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism
From the Troops Judy Waterman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 68-70)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism
Reviews Susan Sheridan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 14 no. 1 1989; (p. 118-122)

— Review of Writing a New World : Two Centuries of Australian Women Writers Dale Spender , 1988 single work criticism ; A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism ; Women Writers and Australia : A Bibliography of Fiction, 19th Century to 1987 1988 single work bibliography ; Women and the Bush : Forces of Desire in the Australian Cultural Tradition Kay Schaffer , 1988 multi chapter work criticism ; Pen Portraits : Women Writers and Journalists in Nineteenth Century Australia Patricia Clarke , 1988 single work criticism ; Barbara Baynton : Between Two Worlds : A Biography Penne Hackforth-Jones , 1989 single work biography
Writing Her Story Joy W. Hooton , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 8 no. 2 1989; (p. 179-183)

— Review of Coming Out from Under : Contemporary Australian Woman Writers Pam Gilbert , 1988 selected work criticism ; Her Selection : Writings by Nineteenth-Century Australian Women 1988 anthology short story correspondence extract ; A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism ; The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women's Writing 1988 anthology drama extract short story ; Writing a New World : Two Centuries of Australian Women Writers Dale Spender , 1988 single work criticism ; Australian Women Writers : A Bibliographic Guide 1988 single work bibliography biography
Watch Out for the Claws Reba Gostand , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , July vol. 8 no. 2 1989; (p. 73-74)

— Review of Miles Franklin Marjorie Barnard , 1967 single work criticism biography ; A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism ; The Spider in the Corner Robin Hillard , 1989 selected work poetry ; Manacles Robert John Whyte , 1985 single work novel ; The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women's Writing 1988 anthology drama extract short story
A Glimpse of Early Female Writers Margaret Steinberger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 24 June 1989; (p. 10)

— Review of A Bright and Fiery Troop : Australian Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century 1988 anthology criticism
Colonial Women Writers : Dispossessed Angels Louise Wakeling , Margaret Bradstock , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 50 no. 1 1990; (p. 115-122)
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