AustLit logo
Mitchell : A Character Sketch single work   short story   humour  
  • Author:agent Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1893... 1893 Mitchell : A Character Sketch
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Mitchell does some clever talking to replenish his supplies.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Bulletin vol. 13 no. 687 15 April 1893 Z650704 1893 periodical issue 1893 pg. 19
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 Z822461 1896 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 pg. 226-228
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 27-28
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon While the Billy Boils : 87 Stories from the Prose Works of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 Z1215630 1970 selected work short story Includes stories from Lawson's main collections - While the Billy Boils, On the Track and Over the Sliprails. Hawthorn : Lloyd O'Neil , 1970 pg. 137 - 139 Section: Second series
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Henry Lawson : Selected Stories Henry Lawson , Brian Matthews (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1971 Z1216141 1971 selected work short story Adelaide : Rigby , 1971 pg. 37-39
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Henry Lawson's Best Stories Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1966 Z388119 1966 selected work short story London : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 81-82
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Essential Henry Lawson : The Best Works of Australia's Greatest Writer Henry Lawson , Brian Kiernan (editor), South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 Z368836 1982 selected work poetry short story criticism biography South Yarra : Currey O'Neil , 1982 pg. 108-109
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Prose Works of Henry Lawson Collected Short Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Sydney : Home Entertainment Library , 1935 Z389778 1935 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 113-115
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 Henry Lawson , Leonard Cronin (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 Z378657 1984 selected work poetry short story autobiography prose criticism drama biography Sydney : Lansdowne , 1984 pg. 292-293
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Penguin Henry Lawson : Short Stories Henry Lawson , John Barnes (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z282880 1986 selected work short story humour (taught in 8 units) Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 58-60
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Henry Lawson's Humorous Stories Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Cecil Mann , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z387803 1967 selected work short story humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 153-154
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Henry Lawson's Mates : The Complete Stories of Henry Lawson Henry Lawson , Windsor : Budget Books Lloyd O'Neil , 1979 Z487806 1979 selected work short story autobiography humour Ringwood : Viking O'Neil , 1987 pg. 139-141
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Classic Australian Short Stories Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 Z864787 2001 anthology short story Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 pg. 275-277
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions Henry Lawson , Paul Eggert (editor), Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 6155517 2013 selected work short story (taught in 3 units)

    'Fifty-two of Henry Lawson's stories and sketches that he had first published in newspapers and magazines from 1888 onwards were gathered in his collection While the Billy Boils (Angus & Robertson, 1896). Lawson was not responsible for their ordering and he had to give ground on their texts, especially on his idiosyncratic presentation of wordings that helped to breathe life into his characters and situations. The present edition dismantles the fait accompli of 1896 by presenting the individual items in the chronological order of their first publication and with their original newspaper texts. This will allow a new appreciation of Lawson's writing, one that is attentive to his developing powers.

    'The edition also facilitates a close study of Lawson's collaboration with the producers of the collection in 1896, in particular with his copy-editor Arthur W. Jose and publisher George Robertson. Facsimile images (available online) of the printer's copy that they prepared for While the Billy Boils supplement the edition's listing of the alterations that each of them made, revealing the textual history of each story or sketch.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013
    pg. 96-99
Last amended 5 Aug 2010 13:06:57
X