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Issue Details: First known date: 1910... 1910 Defiance
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'Although melodramatic, Defiance does have an interesting modern theme. It is about a couple, both writers -he successful and established, she just starting out - who deliberately defy convention by deciding to go to Europe to live together. Initially they have no choice as the man's estranged wife is still alive, but even after her death, the lovers make the conscious decision not to get married despite having children and being snubbed by former acquaintances when they visit England.' John Arnold 'Australian Books, Publishers and Writers in England: 1900-1940' Unpublished paper


  • 'Knowing that this is the author's only title and the significance of the name 'Wentworth' in Australian history, I am assuming that it is a pseudonymous work and it is by Willis. Although undated, the British Library copy was received in May 1910, shortly after Willis arrived in London.' Source: John Arnold, 'Australian Books, Publishers and Writers in England: 1900-1940'. (Unpublished paper)

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