The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.
Correspondence between Christina Stead and her husband, William J. Blake is contained in Stead's papers held at the National Library of Australia. In this article, Harris examines the major sequence of this correspondence (May-June 1942) and demonstrates the way in which the letter-writing mirrors the development of Stead's novels.