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y separately published work icon Madame Midas, the Gold Queen Fergus Hume , Phil Beck , 1888 11627867 1888 single work drama

Notes

  • Adapted for the stage play 'Madame Midas, the Gold Queen'. Adaptation by Fergus Hume.
  • Also available as a sound recording and in large print format, and in electronic format.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Gilded Cage, Simon Caterson , single work criticism (p. v-xiv)
* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Woman Who Startled the World, Clare Wright , single work criticism

'If you key the terms 'women miners - Australia - portraits' into the National Library of Australia's catalogue, only one name will appear. The same name - again, the only one - will also surface if you search for the keywords 'women capitalists and financiers - Australia - portraits'. (Introduction)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Title variations appear in texts.
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Loostrom and K. ,
      1889 .
      Alternative title: Madame Midas : Berattelse
      Extent: 315p.

Works about this Work

Madame Midas (1888) : One of Fergus Hume’s Attempts to Replicate Publishing Glory Rachel Franks , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture , vol. 3 no. 2 2018; (p. 303-323)

'The year 2017 marked the eighty-fifth anniversary of the death of Fergusson (Fergus) Wright Hume (1859–1932). Best known for his hugely successful debut novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), set in Australia’s Melbourne, Hume went on to write many more works of fiction in the form of novels and short stories. These efforts resulted in a vast array of titles but none that captured the public imagination on a large scale and they are, today, mere curiosities of literary history. The closest that Hume came to replicating the publishing glory of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was with his Australian-based murder mystery Madame Midas (1888). This article briefly explores Madame Midas and, while noting the story’s modest successes as both a book and a stage play, offers feminist and nationalist-focused rationales for this work’s inability to generate the same levels of excitement that surrounded, and continue to surround, Hume’s first novel.' (Publication abstract) 

The Woman with the Golden Touch Claire Wright , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 January 2017; (p. 16)
'The largely forgotten Alice Cornwell, the Gina Rinehart of her day, lives on in a lightly fictionalised account of her amazing life, writes Claire Wright.'
Transpacific or Transatlantic Traffic? Australian Books and American Publishers David Carter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 339-359)
'This paper will attempt to describe the determining factors and structural patterns of relations between Australian books and American publishers from the 19th century to the present. Its central question will be: how did 'Australian books' find their way to American publishers? Can we discern any distinctive patterns over time or for particular genres, or simply an accumulation of one-off cases? To what extent, if at all, did the traffic in Australian books depend on cultural symmetries? Did Australian books travel as Australian or British books? In what ways were they dependent upon relations between Australian (or British) publishers or literary agents and their American counterparts? What role did international copyright regimes or trade agreements play? And how might the American connection change our understanding of 'Australian literature'?' (Author's abstract)
Founding Members of a Genre Jenny Pausacker , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 215 1999; (p. 35)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
New Publications : 'Madame Midas' 1888 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 29 September vol. 46 no. 1473 1888; (p. 660)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
'...is described on the title page as a realistic and sensational story of Australian mining life, dedicated to Miss Alice Cornwall, the "first Australian lady miner", who name has come so prominently forward in London lately...The present story is rather good of its kind...and there are descriptive sketches of Melbourne life and character which are strongly reminiscent of Dickens, particularly in the portion relating to the Wopples family of dramatic artists, who strongly resemble the family circle of the late Mr Vincent Crummles. Madame Midas is a lady whose successes at Ballarat have procured her the name by which she is known to the reader of this story, which is quite good enough to occupy an idle half-hour.'
The Author of 'Madame Midas' 1888 single work review
— Appears in: Illustrated London News , 6 October 1888; (p. 410)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel ; The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume , 1886 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 1999; (p. 10)

— Review of The Oxford Book of Australian Letters 1998 anthology correspondence biography ; Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
New Books 1888 single work review
— Appears in: The Leader , 6 October 1888; (p. 36)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
Transpacific or Transatlantic Traffic? Australian Books and American Publishers David Carter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 339-359)
'This paper will attempt to describe the determining factors and structural patterns of relations between Australian books and American publishers from the 19th century to the present. Its central question will be: how did 'Australian books' find their way to American publishers? Can we discern any distinctive patterns over time or for particular genres, or simply an accumulation of one-off cases? To what extent, if at all, did the traffic in Australian books depend on cultural symmetries? Did Australian books travel as Australian or British books? In what ways were they dependent upon relations between Australian (or British) publishers or literary agents and their American counterparts? What role did international copyright regimes or trade agreements play? And how might the American connection change our understanding of 'Australian literature'?' (Author's abstract)
Follow that Cab L. E. Fredman , 1977 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 21 no. 4 1977; (p. 63-65)
Madame Midas and Henry Lawson Lucy Sussex , 1988 single work biography
— Appears in: Notes & Furphies , October no. 21 1988; (p. 18)
Thrilling Australia Stephen Knight , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Way , March 1988; (p. 35-37)
The Gilded Cage Simon Caterson , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life 1999; (p. v-xiv)
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