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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 The Fear
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Set in wartime Australia, The Fear is the story of Danny Jordan, a young Catholic boy who is compelled to face the problems set by adults in an adult world. Singapore has fallen, the war could at any time explode along the northern coastline and Danny and his mother, Stell, move into the city. Next door to them live the Mantles, through whom Danny is to learn more about life, death - and about fear - than is right for a small boy. (Source: dustjacket, 1965 Cassell edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother who was not Stell, but better.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Quartet ,
      1973 .
      image of person or book cover 337513113713584248.jpg
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 0704310678
    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Horwitz , 1980 .
      image of person or book cover 3423255905197550267.jpg
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 0725510307
Alternative title: By the Line
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre ,
      1992 .
      image of person or book cover 4812822625904103081.jpg
      Extent: 152p.
      ISBN: 0340562315

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Cowra Breakout : Remembering and Reflecting on Australia’s Biggest Prison Escape 75 Years on 2019 single work
— Appears in: The Conversation , 5 August 2019;

'Today (August 5) marks the 75th anniversary of Australia’s largest prison escape: the Cowra breakout, in New South Wales, during the second world war. In fact, it is one of the largest prison escapes in world history, but unless you are a keen war historian you may have never heard about it.' (Introduction)

'The Great Grey Gaol by the Sea' - and the Developing Lore and Associations of one Such Place of Incarceration, Trial Bay Jail, New South Wales J. S. Ryan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 20 no. 2005; (p. 182-196)
...and Prime Cuts for Posperity Lenore Trainor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel
Paperbacks : The Ethics, Revised, of Terror, Confusion and Walking the Line Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story ; A Mixed Bag : Tales from the Top End and Cockpit Yarns Bob Lunney , 1989 selected work short story
Thomas Keneally and the Scheme of Things Adrian Mitchell , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 3-13)
"Acknowledges Keneally's seeming contradiction of being both a popular and serious novelist. Yet argues that in spite of the popular elements in his work, Keneally shows a keen awareness of the individual's precarious position in 'the scheme of things,' and directs each novel toward a search for surety amid uncertainties, for comprehension of the inexplicable, for an affirmation of decency and integrity" (Annotation in R. Ross, Australian Literary Criticism - 1945-1988, 241).
A New Novel by Thomas Keneally Ray Williams , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Realist , Summer no. 21 1965; (p. 2, 34)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel
Paperbacks : The Ethics, Revised, of Terror, Confusion and Walking the Line Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story ; A Mixed Bag : Tales from the Top End and Cockpit Yarns Bob Lunney , 1989 selected work short story
New Novels John McLaren , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1965-1966) no. 33 1965; (p. 43-45)

— Review of A Waste of Shame George Turner , 1965 single work novel ; The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel ; The Hero of Too David Martin , 1965 single work novel ; The Apprentices D'Arcy Niland , 1965 single work novel ; The Empty Street : Stories Peter Cowan , 1965 selected work short story
...and Prime Cuts for Posperity Lenore Trainor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 October 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel
Recent Publishing and the Australian Identity Max Harris , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: Hemisphere , vol. 10 no. 2 1966; (p. 2-6)

— Review of Forty Years' Poems Robert D. FitzGerald , 1965 selected work poetry ; The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel ; Day of My Delight : An Anglo-Australian Memoir Martin Boyd , 1965 single work autobiography ; Cock Crow : Poems Rosemary Dobson , 1965 selected work poetry ; Experiences of a Convict Transported for Twenty-One Years 1864 single work autobiography ; Lettres d'un mineur en Australie Antoine Fauchery , 1857 selected work correspondence biography ; The Road to Gundagai Graham McInnes , 1965 single work autobiography
'The Great Grey Gaol by the Sea' - and the Developing Lore and Associations of one Such Place of Incarceration, Trial Bay Jail, New South Wales J. S. Ryan , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November vol. 20 no. 2005; (p. 182-196)
Conscience and Corruption : Thomas Keneally's Three Novels Laurie Clancy , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 27 no. 1 1968; (p. 33-41) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 58-67)
The Underdog-Outsider : The Achievement of Mathers' Trap Robert Burns , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 1970; (p. 95-105)
Thomas Keneally and the Scheme of Things Adrian Mitchell , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 9 no. 1 1979; (p. 3-13)
"Acknowledges Keneally's seeming contradiction of being both a popular and serious novelist. Yet argues that in spite of the popular elements in his work, Keneally shows a keen awareness of the individual's precarious position in 'the scheme of things,' and directs each novel toward a search for surety amid uncertainties, for comprehension of the inexplicable, for an affirmation of decency and integrity" (Annotation in R. Ross, Australian Literary Criticism - 1945-1988, 241).
Perspective on Thomas Keneally Kerin Cantrell , 1968 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 1 1968; (p. 54-67) Australian Postwar Novelists : Selected Critical Essays 1975; (p. 68-82)
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