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Issue Details: First known date: 1958... 1958 The Backlash
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'Winter 1945. The Second World War is over, but it is a time of armistice, not peace. Austria is grieving its defeat and the loss of a generation of men; it is a land without leaders. To men like Major Mark Hanlon, Occupation Commander of the alpine town of Bad Quellenberg, falls the task of destroying the legacy of the Nazis once and for all.

'When his driver is murdered by an Austrian soldier, Hanlon is determined to bring the man to justice. But investigating the crime proves difficult in a community where nearly everyone has something to hide.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Adaptations

form y The Second Victory Morris West , ( dir. Gerald Thomas ) United Kingdom (UK) Germany : Melaleuka , 1986 Z1753309 1986 single work film/TV

In the aftermath of World War II, the driver of a British officer is murdered, setting off new tensions.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Paul Brickhill.
  • Epigraph: 'Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde.' John Donne: Devotions
  • Backlash was published on 9 February 1958, several months before the English edition which had been re-titled The Second Victory.
  • In 1959 West was contracted to Universal Studios to work on the screenplay of the novel. But it was not produced as a film until 1986 when Gerald Thomas directed The Second Victory, an independent production of Wests's screenplay.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      Heinemann ,
      1958 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 277p.
      Reprinted: 1968 , 1973
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      William Morrow ,
      1958 .
      Extent: 281p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Paul Brickell.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Pocket Books ,
      1960 .
      Extent: 248p.
      Reprinted: 1964
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Pan ,
      1961 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 217p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Dell ,
      1967 .
      Extent: 223p.
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      F. A. Thorpe ,
      1971 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 458p.
      Edition info: Ulverscroft Large Print Edition.
  • Appears in:
    y The Devil's Advocate; The Second Victory / Backlash; Daughter of Silence; The Salamader; The Shoes of the Fisherman Morris West , London : Heinemann , 1977 Z1407191 1977 selected work novel London : Heinemann , 1977 pg. 185-336
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Fontana ,
      1977 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 218p.
      ISBN: 0006143083
    • Glasgow,
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      Scotland,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins ,
      1977 .
      Extent: 217p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Bantam Books ,
      1982 .
      Extent: 211p.
      ISBN: 0553204815
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet ,
      1985 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 217p.
      ISBN: 0340377682
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Mandarin ,
      1994 .
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 276p.
      ISBN: 074317701
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Bolinda , 2001 .
      Extent: 456p.
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      7116013911790317925.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Alternative title: The Second Victory
      Extent: 390p.p.
      ISBN: 978176029768, 9781760638528
Alternative title: La seconde victoire
Language: French
Notes:
Under various imprints, this translation was reprinted several times during the 1960s.
    • Paris,
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      France,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Plon ,
      1961 .
      Extent: 379p.
      Reprinted: 1972

Works about this Work

Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous : He Wants to Succeed with an Old-Fashioned Movie Jane Heath , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , May 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , June 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous Jane Heath (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 May 1987;
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Mercury , 13 June 1987;
Reviewed Briefly 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 79 no. 4098 1958; (p. 59)

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Reviewed Briefly 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 August vol. 79 no. 4098 1958; (p. 59)

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , June 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous : He Wants to Succeed with an Old-Fashioned Movie Jane Heath , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , May 1987;

— Review of The Backlash Morris West 1958 single work novel
Morris West : Following in the Shoes of the Fisherman Fran Hernon (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Mercury , 13 June 1987;
Why Morris West Feels Just a Little Nervous Jane Heath (interviewer), 1987 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 May 1987;
Last amended 2 Aug 2017 16:15:12
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    Austria,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Austria,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1940s
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