AustLit logo
Our New Serial : Chinese Jade single work   review  
Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 Our New Serial : Chinese Jade
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

'Several of Hilda Bridges' novels, such as 'Spindrift' and 'House of the Winds' have been published in the Herald. To-morrow another one, entitled 'Chinese Jade' will begin in serial form. Like its forerunners, it has a strong tang of the sea in it, and an element of mystery that keeps the reader's attention active. A house on a cliff ; the waves breaking along rocks ; the rush of a keen wind ; the smell of salty spray and rime - these the authoress brings to life very easily and naturally. Her style is reposeful. She does not strain for effect ; but lets the text move along fluently, telling its story in a spontaneous way. This applies both to her descriptions of scenery and of people, and to her dialogue. She spends no time on abstruse psychological analysis - that would only detract from the element of mystery, which is paramount - but her characters do stand out as clear-cut entities. The speeches of the two young friends, Ron and Vaughan, are in particular, full of a free naturalness of expression. The love interest does not enter the plot explicitly until a little time has elapsed. Anyone with some experience of this type of story, however, can see it developing at a little distance. The interweaving of the two motives of love and mystery has been skilfully carried out.' - 'Our New Serial', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 August 1930, p. 3.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 7 Jul 2011 16:16:34
3 Our New Serial : Chinese Jadesmall AustLit logo The Sydney Morning Herald
Review of:
    Powered by Trove