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y separately published work icon Adventures of Louis de Rougemont, as Told by Himself single work   novel   adventure   travel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1899... 1899 Adventures of Louis de Rougemont, as Told by Himself
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'This work created a world sensation. The author recounts his early life, his education and his coming to Australia. The adventures were vouched for as fact, but as narrated they are beyond the bounds of credibility. After being shipwrecked in the Arafura Sea, he reaches Australia and marries the woman 'Yamba'. He spends nearly 30 years among the Aborigines of Northern and N-W Australia. The author, born in Switzerland in 1844, has been called the modern 'Munchausen' and this work has been compared to Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my Devoted Wife, Yamba, The Noblest Work of the Creator, A Good Woman, And to her People, my True and Steadfast Friends, who never wavered in their confidence or attachment, and to whom I owe the Preservation of my Life, This work Is Gratefully Dedicated.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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First published in serialised form in the Wide World Magazine v.1 no.5 (Aug. 1898)- v.3, no.14 (May 1899).
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann ,
      1899 .
      image of person or book cover 3409975417160478521.png
      'The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont' title page
      Extent: xx, 396p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Title page reads: The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told by Himself, With Forty-Six Illustrations
      • Preface by William G. Fitz-Gerald, editor of the Wide World Magazine.
      • Heinemann's Colonial Library of Popular Fiction
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      George Newnes ,
      1899 .
      image of person or book cover 1026393115650407441.png
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: xx, 396p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Title page reads: The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont As Told by Himself, With Forty-six Illustrations

      Holdings

      Held at: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies AIATSIS Library
      Local Id: RB G866.05/A4

      Holdings

      Held at: University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library
      Local Id: CT 9981 .G74 R68 1899

      Holdings

      Held at: Australian National University Australian National University Library
      Local Id: Mortlake 03567

      Holdings

      Held at: Northern Territory University Casuarina Campus Library
      Local Id: 919.40432 ROUG ROUG

      Holdings

      Held at: Deakin University
      Local Id: 919.4 Rou

      Holdings

      Held at: Macquarie University Macquarie University Library
      Local Id: DU102 .G84

      Holdings

      Held at: Monash University Monash University Library
      Local Id: 920 G866A 1899

      Holdings

      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Local Id: MM 3443

      Holdings

      Held at: State Library of NSW
      Local Id: 919.4043/13

      Holdings

      Held at: State Library of South Australia State Library of SA
      Local Id: Au/19 ROU

      Holdings

      Held at: State Library of Tasmania State Library of Tasmania
      Location: Hobart reading room
      Local Id: CRO 820.A ROU

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Canberra University of Canberra Library
      Local Id: PR9619.2.R68.A3 189

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Sydney The University of Sydney Library
      Local Id: Graham SF 07743

      Holdings

      Held at: Library & Archives NT (Northern Territory)
      Local Id: NTC SP COLL A823.2 ROUG
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Lippincott ,
      1900 .
      Extent: xvii, 396 p.p.
      Description: illus.
Alternative title: Tredive Aar blandt de Vilde : populærvidenskabelige Rejse-Eventyr
Language: Danish

Works about this Work

De Rougemont and Us and Some Digressions Henry Lawson , 1981-1984 single work prose
— Appears in: La Trobe Library Journal , October vol. 7 no. 28 (p. 95-97) A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 1984; (p. 863-865)
"Lawson's article, undated but probably written in 1899, takes the [de Rougemont] hoax and uses it to propound his own theories about the relevant places of fact and fiction, and Australian fiction in particular. It is notable for its defence of de Rougemont in the wake of a violent reaction from a previously all too credulous public." - La Trobe Library Journal 28, 1981, p.95
y separately published work icon The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Lived to Tell Geoff Maslen , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 Z1020211 1977 single work biography
Publications Received 1899 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 October 1899; (p. 711)

— Review of Adventures of Louis de Rougemont, as Told by Himself Louis De Rougemont , 1899 single work novel
The reviewer finds this fiction 'entertaining reading'.
Publications Received 1899 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 7 October 1899; (p. 711)

— Review of Adventures of Louis de Rougemont, as Told by Himself Louis De Rougemont , 1899 single work novel
The reviewer finds this fiction 'entertaining reading'.
y separately published work icon The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Lived to Tell Geoff Maslen , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1977 Z1020211 1977 single work biography
De Rougemont and Us and Some Digressions Henry Lawson , 1981-1984 single work prose
— Appears in: La Trobe Library Journal , October vol. 7 no. 28 (p. 95-97) A Camp-Fire Yarn : Henry Lawson Complete Works 1885-1900 1984; (p. 863-865)
"Lawson's article, undated but probably written in 1899, takes the [de Rougemont] hoax and uses it to propound his own theories about the relevant places of fact and fiction, and Australian fiction in particular. It is notable for its defence of de Rougemont in the wake of a violent reaction from a previously all too credulous public." - La Trobe Library Journal 28, 1981, p.95
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