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Issue Details: First known date: 1870... 1870 Frank Oldfield, or, Lost and Found : A Tale
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Frank Oldfield escapes the maliferous influence of 'the drink' by leaving Liverpool on the Sabrina, a boat bound for South Australia. A young man, Jacob Poole, also joins the crew to get away from alcohol and become a sailor, and the two become friends. However, Frank is unable to leave his vice behind, especially when tempted by the villainous Juniper Graves, and returns to England an alcoholic, where he suffers an ignominous death.

The story is largely a cautionary tale extolling the virtues of teetollating and Christianity and the dangers of drink.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Nelson ,
      1870 .
      Extent: 408p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
Last amended 12 May 2009 17:20:52
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  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Kangaroo Island, South Australia,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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