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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 Chinese Jade
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  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains Chinese characters.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1930 .
      Note/s:
      • Appeared as the daily serial in the Sydney Morning Herald between 29 August 1930 and 7 October 1930.

Works about this Work

Hilda Bridges (1881-1971) Margaret Giordano , Don Norman , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Tasmanian Literary Landmarks 1984; (p. 119-122)
Hilda Bridges' New Novel 1933 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 April vol. 5 no. 4 1933; (p. 63)

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
Untitled 1933 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , [19] December 1933;

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
Our New Serial : Chinese Jade 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 August 1930; (p. 3)

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
'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.
Hilda Bridges' New Novel 1933 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 13 April vol. 5 no. 4 1933; (p. 63)

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
Our New Serial : Chinese Jade 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 August 1930; (p. 3)

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
'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.
Untitled 1933 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , [19] December 1933;

— Review of Chinese Jade Hilda Bridges , 1930 single work novel
Hilda Bridges (1881-1971) Margaret Giordano , Don Norman , 1984 single work biography
— Appears in: Tasmanian Literary Landmarks 1984; (p. 119-122)
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