Issue Details: First known date: 1901... 1901 The Bulletin Story Book : A Selection of Stories and Literary Sketches from 'The Bulletin' [1881-1901]
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney,: Bulletin , 1901 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Bulletin Story Book : A Selection of Stories of Literary Sketches from "The Bulletin" [1881-1901] : Introduction, Alfred George Stephens , 1901 single work criticism (p. iv-viiip.)
The Procession of Egos, J. F. Millington , 1896 single work short story (p. 1-5)
The Row in Our Boarding-House, Titus Salt , 1891 single work short story humour (p. 6-13)
Note: Appears under the name James Edmond.
Some of Fate's Puppets, John Reay Watson , 1896 single work short story (p. 14-26)
Long Charley's Good Little Wife, Louis Becke , 1893 single work short story (p. 27-30)
On the Land, Henry Fletcher , 1895 single work short story (p. 31-34)
How the Reverend Joseph Simmondsen Lost His Character, Jack Fruit , 1892 single work short story humour The Parson's Blackboy (p. 35-39)
Esther, J.J.O'M. , 1898 single work short story (p. 40-45)
Note: By J. J. O'Meara.
Bill's Yarn - And Jim's, A. Chee , 1894 single work short story humour (p. 46-50)
The Bond, Louise Mack , 1901 single work short story romance (p. 51-55)
Collop's Mother, Joseph Spence Evison , 1896 single work short story (p. 57-63)
A Bush Tanqueray, Albert Dorrington , 1896 single work short story (p. 64-71)
Basher's Hurricane, Frank Marryat Norris , 1901 single work short story (p. 72-74)
The Drover's Wife, Henry Lawson , 1892 single work short story

First appearing in The Bulletin in 1892, Henry Lawson's short story 'The Drovers Wife' is today regarded as a seminal work in the Australian literary tradition. Noted for it's depiction of the bush as harsh, potentially threatening and both isolated and isolating, the story opens with a simple enough premise: an aggressive--and presumably deadly--snake disrupts the working life of a bushwoman and her young children. Brave but cautious, the woman resolves to protect her children since her husband is, characteristically, away from home and of no help. 

As time passes within the story, tension builds, and the snake's symbolic threat takes on layers of meaning as the sleepless heroine recalls previous challenges she faced while her husband was away. A series of flashbacks and recollections propel the story through the single night over which it takes place, and by the time the climax arrives--the confrontation with the snake--readers have learned much about the heroine's strengths and fears, most of the latter involving the loss of children and dark figures who encroach upon her small, vulnerable homestead. To be sure, this "darkness" is highly symbolic, and Lawson's use of imagery invokes Western notions of good and evil as well as gendered and racial stereotypes. 

(p. 75-83)
A Night at Kelly's, Perce Abbott , 1898 single work short story humour (p. 84-88)
Consolation, G. J. V. Mackay , 1895 single work short story (p. 89-90)
Her Coup-de-theatre, Fayre , 1899 single work short story (p. 90-93)
An Egotist, E. & O. E. , 1899 single work short story (p. 94-95)
Two Verdicts, Graham Kent , 1899 single work short story (p. 96-97)
A Woman and a Fly, Nellie Bruton , 1899 single work short story (p. 98-99)

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Notes:
The brief prose sketches on pages 89-103 are grouped under the collective title 'Men and Women'; those on pages 285-303 are grouped under the collective title 'Silhouettes'.

Works about this Work

The Bulletin Story Book 1902 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 4 January 1902; (p. 18)

— Review of The Bulletin Story Book : A Selection of Stories and Literary Sketches from 'The Bulletin' [1881-1901] 1901 anthology short story
The Bulletin Story Book 1902 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 4 January 1902; (p. 18)

— Review of The Bulletin Story Book : A Selection of Stories and Literary Sketches from 'The Bulletin' [1881-1901] 1901 anthology short story
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