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Dotted Line Honeymoon : A Story of Modern Sydney single work   novel   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1937... 1937 Dotted Line Honeymoon : A Story of Modern Sydney
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Romance, adventure and mystery, told chiefly my means of casual conversation, make 'Dotted Line Honeymoon' easy to read. There are no fine points to miss and the story skips along rapidly. It picks up its heroine in a big Middle Western hotel where she works as a public stenographer. In her spare time she devours travel and adventure books, and plays the stock market on wild tips to build up funds for a trip abroad. When her stocks collapse, a handsome hotel guest with a lean, bronzed face, rough tweeds and an aura of foreign lands about him walks into her office and asks her to marry him. He draws up a generous marriage contract, and Jack - short for Jacqueline - recklessly signs on the dotted line. The story is off then on a bounding wave of slightly incredible and moderately entertaining romance and mystery. (Abstract from The New York Times, May 17, 1936, p BR20).

Notes

  • Joseph McCord is an American author who wrote a number of 'pulp' novels. This series appeared in the Spokesman-Review (US, Spokane) in September 1935 and was published in 1936 in novel form by Macrae-Smith Company, Philadelphia. There are character name and setting changes from the original, and The Australian Journal has given the tale a distinctly Australian 'flavour'. (Sources : The Australian Journal, July 1937 p988, The New York Times, May 17, 1936, p BR20; The Spokesman-Review, September 19, 1935, p 22, and American Authors and Books : 1640-1940; New York, Gramercy Publishing, 1943, p471.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1937
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (901 issues)
Notes:
First instalment 2 August, 1937. Final instalment 1 December, 1937.

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In Passing 1937 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 July vol. 73 no. 856 1937; (p. 988)
In Passing 1937 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Journal , 1 July vol. 73 no. 856 1937; (p. 988)
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