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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 Nuns in Jeopardy
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Notes

  • The idea for this book came from his cousin Joan Lindsay (q.v.).
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      J. M. Dent ,
      1940 .
      Extent: 314p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Other imprints include: Aust. - South Melb: Macmillan, 1973; US - NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975

      Holdings

      Held at: St Mary's Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral Library
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Sun Books , 1972 .
      Extent: 216p.p.
      ISBN: 0725101520
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1985 .

Works about this Work

Very Queer Indeed : Martin Boyd’s Nuns in Jeopardy Greg Hughes , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 30 no. 1 2016; (p. 182-194)
'Although Nuns in Jeopardy (1940) is one of several of Martin Boyd's books that lave received relatively little critical attention, and even more so in relation to its queerness, it is one of if not the most erotically charged, queer or otherwise, of all Boyd's novels. Although there is a lack of attention to the novel, several reviewers have appreciated its merit. The Advertiser (1940) described it as "a most unusual story, wittily and sometimes brilliantly told" (Rev. of Nuns 8), while it was also regarded as "a tragic-comedy of good and evil" (Brighouse 2). A lack of recognition by literary commentators of the queerness of Boyd's work is not unusual, and his Anglo nostalgia was alienating for nationalist critics. It might be argued that this absence has begun to change only relatively recently with the publication in 2008 of Robert Darby's "The Outlook and Morals of an Ancient Greek (Homoeroticism in the Fiction of Martin Boyd)." However, Darby's article is but a brief introduction to the eroticism of Boyd's work, including an even briefer mention of homoeroticism in Nuns in Jeopardy. In this article, I attempt to counter the absence of overtly queer readings of Boyd's work by providing a close queer reading of Nuns in Jeopardy. ' (Introduction)
The Outlook and Morals of an Ancient Greek Robert Darby , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 193 2008; (p. 55-59)
Reissues Laurie Clancy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 79 1986; (p. 22)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
The Search for the Perfect Human Type: Women in Martin Boyd's Fiction Annette Stewart , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Who Is She? 1983; (p. 118-135)
Literary Cousins : 'Nuns in Jeopardy' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' Terence O'Neill , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 375-378)
Untitled 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 6 July 1940; (p. 325)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
Latest Fiction 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 August 1940; (p. 8)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
Untitled 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 July 1940; (p. 9)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
Untitled 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 November 1940; (p. 6)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
Untitled 1940 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 October 1940; (p. 8)

— Review of Nuns in Jeopardy Martin Boyd 1940 single work novel
The Outlook and Morals of an Ancient Greek Robert Darby , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 193 2008; (p. 55-59)
The Search for the Perfect Human Type: Women in Martin Boyd's Fiction Annette Stewart , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Who Is She? 1983; (p. 118-135)
Literary Cousins : 'Nuns in Jeopardy' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' Terence O'Neill , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 10 no. 3 1982; (p. 375-378)
Very Queer Indeed : Martin Boyd’s Nuns in Jeopardy Greg Hughes , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 30 no. 1 2016; (p. 182-194)
'Although Nuns in Jeopardy (1940) is one of several of Martin Boyd's books that lave received relatively little critical attention, and even more so in relation to its queerness, it is one of if not the most erotically charged, queer or otherwise, of all Boyd's novels. Although there is a lack of attention to the novel, several reviewers have appreciated its merit. The Advertiser (1940) described it as "a most unusual story, wittily and sometimes brilliantly told" (Rev. of Nuns 8), while it was also regarded as "a tragic-comedy of good and evil" (Brighouse 2). A lack of recognition by literary commentators of the queerness of Boyd's work is not unusual, and his Anglo nostalgia was alienating for nationalist critics. It might be argued that this absence has begun to change only relatively recently with the publication in 2008 of Robert Darby's "The Outlook and Morals of an Ancient Greek (Homoeroticism in the Fiction of Martin Boyd)." However, Darby's article is but a brief introduction to the eroticism of Boyd's work, including an even briefer mention of homoeroticism in Nuns in Jeopardy. In this article, I attempt to counter the absence of overtly queer readings of Boyd's work by providing a close queer reading of Nuns in Jeopardy. ' (Introduction)
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