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Issue Details: First known date: 1891... 1891 The Penance of Portia James
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  • Dedication: Dedicated to Mr. Edmund Yates, in grateful recognition of much kindness.

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Serialised by: The World 1874 periodical
      1891 .
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      • Published in serialised format in The World 29 July - 18 November 1891.

Works about this Work

Trouble in Bohemia: The Belle Epoque Novels of Tasma, 1891 and 1895 Rosemary Lancaster , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008; (p. 30-57)
Colonial Displacements : My Brilliant Career, A Comedy in Spasms and The Penance of Portia James Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 106-131, notes 156-158)
Tasma – A Woman Novelist of Colonial Australia – and ‘Continental Men’ Patricia A. Clancy , 2001 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Explorations : A Journal of French-Australian Connections , June no. 30 2001; (p. 21-32)
'Patricia Clancy discusses the life and work of Jesse Catherine Huybers alias Tasma, born 1848 in London who immigrated with her family to Hobart in 1852. Her first marriage to Charles Fraser was an unhappy one and became an important theme in her novels where she contrasted the spendthrift and philandering of Australian men to the sophistication of their European counterparts. After her divorce, she lived in Europe where she married the Belgian politician Auguste Couvreur. Although she never returned to Australia, her novels, which met with some success, are mostly set in the antipodes. After the death of her second husband Tasma took his place as the Brussels correspondent of the London Times until her death in 1897.' (Author's abstract)
y separately published work icon Too Far Everywhere : The Romantic Heroine in Nineteenth-Century Australia Fiona Giles , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z440299 1998 multi chapter work criticism
'The Softest Disorder' : Representing Cultural Indeterminacy Fiona Giles , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: De-scribing Empire : Post-colonialism and Textuality 1994; (p. 141-151)
Colonial Displacements : My Brilliant Career, A Comedy in Spasms and The Penance of Portia James Tanya Dalziell , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Settler Romances and the Australian Girl 2004; (p. 106-131, notes 156-158)
Trouble in Bohemia: The Belle Epoque Novels of Tasma, 1891 and 1895 Rosemary Lancaster , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008; (p. 30-57)
Tasma – A Woman Novelist of Colonial Australia – and ‘Continental Men’ Patricia A. Clancy , 2001 single work bibliography
— Appears in: Explorations : A Journal of French-Australian Connections , June no. 30 2001; (p. 21-32)
'Patricia Clancy discusses the life and work of Jesse Catherine Huybers alias Tasma, born 1848 in London who immigrated with her family to Hobart in 1852. Her first marriage to Charles Fraser was an unhappy one and became an important theme in her novels where she contrasted the spendthrift and philandering of Australian men to the sophistication of their European counterparts. After her divorce, she lived in Europe where she married the Belgian politician Auguste Couvreur. Although she never returned to Australia, her novels, which met with some success, are mostly set in the antipodes. After the death of her second husband Tasma took his place as the Brussels correspondent of the London Times until her death in 1897.' (Author's abstract)
y separately published work icon Too Far Everywhere : The Romantic Heroine in Nineteenth-Century Australia Fiona Giles , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z440299 1998 multi chapter work criticism
y separately published work icon Tasma : The Life of Jessie Couvreur Patricia Clarke , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1994 Z468043 1994 single work biography
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    Australia,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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  • 1890s
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