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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... 1933 Among the Reeds
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'Being the meditations of a woman bookbinder on the doings and interests of a group of artists in Sydney, 1913; animadverting on the minds of women, their dress and fashion, with a background of literature and art.' (Miller, p.790)

Notes

  • Author's note: Although some of the incidents in this book are real incidents in no case are the people portraits of real people ....
  • It would seem that 'Jane Laker' was used by Muskett specifically in the writing of this novel that takes the form of an intimate journal - Laker being the fictitious diarist.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Cassell ,
      1933 .
      Extent: ix, 275 p.p.

Works about this Work

Among the Reeds : A Lost Novel of Women's Emancipation Susan Sheridan , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 61-73)

'Set in Sydney in 1913 but not published until 1933, Among the Reeds is the sole novel written by Alice Muskett, a woman better known as a painter in the period of women’s emancipation in Australia. It was published under the pen-name “Jane Laker”, and takes the form of Jane’s journal, over the period of a year. This chapter reads the novel as a perceptive and optimistic account of the key moment of feminist and modernist transition – until the shadow of the Great War falls across that sunlit Sydney world. This historically significant novel has long been out of print and the chapter explores the way it dramatises women’s conflicts over marriage and career.'

Source: Abstract.

An Australian Cranford S. Talbot Smith , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August no. 17 1933; (p. 18)

— Review of Among the Reeds 'Jane Laker' , 1933 single work novel
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 June vol. 5 no. 6 1933; (p. 87)

— Review of Bring the Monkey : A Light Novel Miles Franklin , 1933 single work novel ; Quartette Leslie Meller , 1932 single work novel ; A Leaf of Laurel : A Novel Leslie Meller , 1933 single work novel ; Among the Reeds 'Jane Laker' , 1933 single work novel ; Pageant G. B. Lancaster , 1933 single work novel
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 June vol. 5 no. 6 1933; (p. 87)

— Review of Bring the Monkey : A Light Novel Miles Franklin , 1933 single work novel ; Quartette Leslie Meller , 1932 single work novel ; A Leaf of Laurel : A Novel Leslie Meller , 1933 single work novel ; Among the Reeds 'Jane Laker' , 1933 single work novel ; Pageant G. B. Lancaster , 1933 single work novel
An Australian Cranford S. Talbot Smith , 1933 single work review
— Appears in: Desiderata , 1 August no. 17 1933; (p. 18)

— Review of Among the Reeds 'Jane Laker' , 1933 single work novel
Among the Reeds : A Lost Novel of Women's Emancipation Susan Sheridan , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 61-73)

'Set in Sydney in 1913 but not published until 1933, Among the Reeds is the sole novel written by Alice Muskett, a woman better known as a painter in the period of women’s emancipation in Australia. It was published under the pen-name “Jane Laker”, and takes the form of Jane’s journal, over the period of a year. This chapter reads the novel as a perceptive and optimistic account of the key moment of feminist and modernist transition – until the shadow of the Great War falls across that sunlit Sydney world. This historically significant novel has long been out of print and the chapter explores the way it dramatises women’s conflicts over marriage and career.'

Source: Abstract.

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