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Issue Details: First known date: 1897... 1897 Tales of the Old Regime : And the Bullet of the Fated Ten
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Notes

  • E. Morris Miller's Australian Literature from its Beginnings to 1935 (1940): 455 comments: 'Tasmanian incidents are more prominent in Tales of the Old Regime, 1897; this includes gruesome stories of the coal-pits and 'A Day with Governor Arthur'. Perhaps the most interesting character is William Shovey, 'the 'Henry Porcher' Bolter.' Having escaped, he became a recluse and a collector of old books in his house at Richmond, Melbourne. He had no shelving and his books were scattered everywhere in the house, on the beds, tables, chairs, window-recesses and other places.'

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:George Robertson , 1897 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
"Mr Pounce, Writer and Forger", 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 1-26)
The Burial at Govett's Leap, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 27-52)
Bob Warphy's Kindly Deed, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 53-76)
The Liberation of the First Three, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 77-100)
The Liberation of the Other Three, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 101-130)
A Day with Governor Arthur, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 131-158)
The "Henry Porcher" Bolter, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 159-179)
John Price's Bar of Steel, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 181-198)
The Bullet of the Fated Ten, 'Price Warung' , 1897 single work short story historical fiction
This is a tale of ten convicts condemned to death in Sydney and their appeal to 'The Ring' in an attempt to escape the sentence. It is a good tale which maintains the suspense with a masterly hand. Set in the convict period it cleverly depicts the convict way of thinking and the attitude of the warders and the authorities. Also appearing are the women prisoners who are effectively used in the story. (Back cover).
(p. 199-248)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: George Robertson , 1897 .
      Extent: viii, 248p.p.
      Note/s:
      • B.G. Andrews comments that this work includes two stories from the Bulletin series 'Tales of Old Sydney' as well as the new story, 'The Bullet of the Fated Ten'. ('Textual Note', Tales of the Convict System: Selected Stories of Price Warung ed. B. G. Andrews (1975): xxiii-xxvi).
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Routledge ,
      1897 .
      Extent: viii, 248p.p.

Works about this Work

New Books and New Publications 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 29 May vol. 54 no. 1425 1897; (p. 44)

— Review of Tales of the Old Regime : And the Bullet of the Fated Ten 'Price Warung' , 1897 selected work short story
Untitled 1897 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 July vol. 18 no. 907 1897; (p. 2)
New Books and New Publications 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 29 May vol. 54 no. 1425 1897; (p. 44)

— Review of Tales of the Old Regime : And the Bullet of the Fated Ten 'Price Warung' , 1897 selected work short story
Untitled 1897 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 July vol. 18 no. 907 1897; (p. 2)
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