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Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 The Breaker : A Novel
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There was a Breaker Morant - he was executed at Pretoria on 27 February 1902. His crime? Wilful murder of civilians. Yet to this day his guilt remains in doubt. Kit Denton's novel, The Breaker, does more than recount the facts and mystery surrounding Morant's death sentence. Full of action and set in three continents, it covers the entire range of the Breaker's activities. We see him as a champion horseman, a likeable larrikin, a popular balladist. We see him in love and in war. Then we see him face the firing squad that will end his life. Was he a cold-blooded killer or a scapegoat? Based on a true story.

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  • Dedication: It took patience, hard work, / understanding, love and much sympathy / to write this book. / I showed very little of any / of them, therefore this is for my wife LE who showed them all.
  • Study kit available.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Breaker: A Novel : With a Selection of the Verse of Harry ('the Breaker') Morant
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1980 .
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      Extent: 281p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Reprinted: 1980
      Note/s:
      • The life of Breaker Morant - poet, horseman, mercenary ... murderer? (appears on cover).
      • Contains section: 'Selected Poems'.
      ISBN: 0207142688

Works about this Work

The Persistence of Myth : Kit Denton and Breaker Morant Vivienne Kelly , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 91 2007; (p. 123-134, notes 193-194)
'A Man Never Knows His Luck in South Africa' : Some Australian Literary Myths from the Boer War Shirley Walker , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 15-26)
Writers Set the Historical Record Straight Kit Denton , 1991 single work criticism correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1991; (p. 20)
'Breaker' Morant in Fact, Fiction, and Film Hallman B. Bryant , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature/Film Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 138-145)
Breaking New Ground on Morant Fia Cumming , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 July vol. 103 no. 5375 1983; (p. 54)
Untitled Clement Semmler , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 April 1974; (p. 15)

— Review of The Breaker : A Novel Kit Denton , 1973 single work novel
Folk Hero in the Making? David McNicoll , 1974 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 April vol. 96 no. 4901 1974; (p. 44, 46)

— Review of The Breaker : A Novel Kit Denton , 1973 single work novel
The Persistence of Myth : Kit Denton and Breaker Morant Vivienne Kelly , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 91 2007; (p. 123-134, notes 193-194)
'A Man Never Knows His Luck in South Africa' : Some Australian Literary Myths from the Boer War Shirley Walker , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 15-26)
Writers Set the Historical Record Straight Kit Denton , 1991 single work criticism correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1991; (p. 20)
Breaking New Ground on Morant Fia Cumming , 1983 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 July vol. 103 no. 5375 1983; (p. 54)
'Breaker' Morant in Fact, Fiction, and Film Hallman B. Bryant , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature/Film Quarterly , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 138-145)
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