AustLit logo
A Bar of Common Soap single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 A Bar of Common Soap
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Tom Denison, a trader, has discovered the secret of making a remarkable type of soap. His rival, a German trader, is driven mad with the desire to obtain the secret, with tragic results.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bully Hayes : Buccaneer, and Other Stories Louis Becke , Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1913 Z176109 1913 selected work short story Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1913 pg. 82 - 98
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon South Sea Supercargo Louis Becke , A. Grove Day (editor), Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1967 Z539022 1967 selected work short story A collection of stories, some of which feature Becke's alter ego, Tom Denison. Others are apparently based on his one-time employer in Apia, Mrs Mary Macfarlane, and the blackbirder 'Bully' Hayes, as well as other characters he encountered in his Pacific wanderings. The stories draw heavily on Becke's own experiences and certainly have autobiographical components but they are not, as Professor Day's introduction implies, autobiographical in the strictest sense of the word. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1967 pg. 124 - 134
Last amended 29 Jul 2009 11:50:52
  • c
    French Polynesia,
    South Pacific, Pacific Region,
    Powered by Trove