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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 An Innocent Gentleman
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'Henry and Muriel's life on the new estate is relatively harmonious, despite the vulgar neighbours (the Tonkettes), the Second World War and the regular Sunday visits from Muriel's mother (who believes her daughter has married far below her station).

'The accidental appearance of Mr Hawthorne - Muriel's student - at their house one Sunday afternoon brings unexpected upheavals. Here is a man of respectable breeding, of munificent means, and someone capable of refined, intelligent conversation. Mr Hawthorne has something to offer everyone in the family, but his posting to London disturbs the delicate balance of personal affairs ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Also published in sound recording and large print format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2001 .
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      Extent: 257p.
      ISBN: 0670912158
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2002 .
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      Extent: 257p.
      ISBN: 0143000667
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: Ebook only.
      Note/s:
      • Published 31 August 2009.
      ISBN: 9781742286556
      Series: Penguin Modern Classics series - publisher

Works about this Work

Elizabeth Jolley's Late Work Delys Bird , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 121-133)

The article looks at the last four novels by Jolley which were 'somewhat neglected by scholars'. Taken as a body of 'late work' with some evidence of 'late style' (Edward Said), 'might give them a more acknowledged place in a critical history of Jolley's writing' (122).

Living in a Box Rachel Slater , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 15 no. 2 2003;

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
On Human Kindness Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
Coming and Going : A Literature of Place - Australian Fiction 2001-2002 Shirley Walker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 38-51)

— Review of Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish Richard Flanagan , 2001 single work novel ; A Child's Book of True Crime Chloe Hooper , 2002 single work novel ; Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London , 2001 single work novel ; The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable , 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott , 2001 single work novel ; An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel ; The Fog Garden Marion Halligan , 2001 single work novel ; Faith Singer Rosie Scott , 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain , 2001 single work novel ; The Bone Flute N. A. Bourke , 2001 single work novel ; Bitin' Back Vivienne Cleven , 2001 single work novel ; Dirt Music Tim Winton , 2001 single work novel
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 April 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel ; Little Lunch Danny Katz , 2001 selected work children's fiction
Jolley Comedy of Modern Morals David Cohen , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 September 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
On Human Kindness Jasna Novakovic , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
Living in a Box Rachel Slater , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 15 no. 2 2003;

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
Jolley Ground Turns Arid Felix Cheong , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 July 2001; (p. 5)

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
The Familiar Clues are There Marion Halligan , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 August 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of An Innocent Gentleman Elizabeth Jolley , 2001 single work novel
Elizabeth Jolley's Late Work Delys Bird , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 24 no. 1 2009; (p. 121-133)

The article looks at the last four novels by Jolley which were 'somewhat neglected by scholars'. Taken as a body of 'late work' with some evidence of 'late style' (Edward Said), 'might give them a more acknowledged place in a critical history of Jolley's writing' (122).

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