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John Falconer's Courtship; Or, True as Steel single work   short story   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1875... 1875 John Falconer's Courtship; Or, True as Steel
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Set in England, a young foster-daughter of the worthy Falconer farming family - Helen Shaftesbury - determines to earn her own living as a governness. John Falconer, her foster-brother loves her deeply but she only sees him as a brother. She takes a position in the country and within 3 months is proposed to by the French tutor and the eldest son. But all is not as it seems ... Two deaths, a marriage, a trip to France and murder follow before the mysteries are resolved. (PB)

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First known date: 1875
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (900 issues)
Notes:
Serialised in The Australian Journal 10.120 (May 1875) 474-476; 10.121 (June 1875) 532-536; 10.122 (July 1875) 597-603.

Works about this Work

From Hagiography to Personal Pain : Stories of Australian Foster Care from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First Dee Mitchell , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adoption and Culture , vol. 5 no. 2017; (p. 89-109)

'Stories—fictional, biographical, and autobiographical—are one way in which we can imagine what it has been like to experience foster care in Australia. In this paper I look at the trends in stories told about foster care from the nineteenth century, across the twentieth, and into the early twenty-first century. While exploring these trends, I make some observations about the shift from fictional accounts where foster parents and foster children were heroic characters to often searing tales of hurt and trauma inflicted on children in foster care by violent women and men.'

Source: Abstract.

From Hagiography to Personal Pain : Stories of Australian Foster Care from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First Dee Mitchell , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adoption and Culture , vol. 5 no. 2017; (p. 89-109)

'Stories—fictional, biographical, and autobiographical—are one way in which we can imagine what it has been like to experience foster care in Australia. In this paper I look at the trends in stories told about foster care from the nineteenth century, across the twentieth, and into the early twenty-first century. While exploring these trends, I make some observations about the shift from fictional accounts where foster parents and foster children were heroic characters to often searing tales of hurt and trauma inflicted on children in foster care by violent women and men.'

Source: Abstract.

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