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Issue Details: First known date: 1861-1862... 1861-1862 Ravenshoe
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Ravenshoe, Kingsley's second novel has an Australian interest, though it is not set in Australia. 'It is the story of a West Country hero who befriends his groom; both men fall in love with the hero's cousin. As a result of a report (later revealed to be false) the hero loses the rights to his inheritance, then disappears, leads a low life in London, goes overseas, is rumored to be in Australia, and reappears many years later to claim his heritage. As Australian papers later pointed out, this plot was a fictionalized version of the real-life Tichborne saga, but remarkably the novel was published before that scandal broke. The Tichborne heir, Sir Roger Tichborne, fell in love with his cousin, disappeared, and was rumored to be on the Australian goldfields or drowned in South America. Castro, a butcher from Wagga, appeared to claim the title but was found to be an imposter. The claimant had been in Gippsland at the same time as Kingsley and was connected to the Bogong Jack bushranging gang, which Kingsley mentions in The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn.' (Patrick Morgan 'Henry Kingsley (1830-1876)')

Notes

  • Dedication: To my brother , Charles Kingsley, I dedicate this tale, in token of a love which only grows stronger as we both get older.
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: Macmillans Magazine 1859-1907 periodical (2 issues)
      1861-1862 .
      Note/s:
      • Serialised in Macmillan's Magazine from January 1861 to July 1862.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Chapman and Hall ,
      1872 .
      Extent: xi, 430 p.p.
      Edition info: 5th.ed.
      Note/s:
      • Yellowback edition.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Ward, Lock ,
      1874 .
      Extent: 449p.
      Description: illus.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: E. W. Cole , 1880-1889 .
      Extent: 420p.
      Note/s:
      • Colophon: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., London, New York and Melbourne.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Dodd, Mead ,
      1880-1889 .
      Extent: vii, 430p.p.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ward, Lock ,
      1890-1899 .
      Extent: 449p. [1] leaf of plates.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Printed at Woking [England]by Unwin Brothers, The Gresham Press.
      • There are a number of re-issues of this edition.
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      Wardlowe ,
      1903 .
      Extent: ix-xiv, 449 p., [4] leaves of platesp.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Cassell ,
      1909 .
      Extent: 424p.
      Note/s:
      • People's Library ; 79
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Nelson ,
      1914 .
      Extent: 576p.
      Description: illus.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      J. M. Dent ,
      1970 .
      Extent: 468p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Thomas Byrom.
      ISBN: 460000284X
      Series: Everyman's Library series - publisher Number in series: 28

Works about this Work

New Novels and New Editions 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Literary World , 1 March vol. 51 no. 1322 1895; (p. 216-218)

— Review of Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley , 1861-1862 single work novel
New Novels and New Editions 1895 single work review
— Appears in: The Literary World , 1 March vol. 51 no. 1322 1895; (p. 216-218)

— Review of Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley , 1861-1862 single work novel
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