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Note: The note on the first part of this series of papers from 'R.H.' ('the ever-new domestic tale') is made more interesting by the recent decease of Fanny Fern's brother, N. P. Willis, the 'Hyacinth' of the work. Perhaps Ruth Hall is Fanny Fern (main writing name for Sarah Parton). (PB)
Issue Details: First known date: 1868... 1868 The Bee
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Set in the USA, a sentimental tale of Ruth's marriage, the opposition of her in-laws, the death of her first child and her husband leaving her with two children to support. She is refused help by her family, including her brother 'Hyacinth', the eminent editor of a literary magazine. She survives poverty and lowly work until desperation drives her to try her success as a writer and as 'Floy' she gains enormous popularity and money. She refuses to recognise her family. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1868
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (901 issues)
Serialised in the Australian Journal in 21 instalments, starting with 19 December 1968 and 23 January 1869; then monthly from March 1869 to September 1870.
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