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Is part of Appletons' Town and Country Library series - publisher
  • Author:agent Ada Cambridge http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/cambridge-ada
Issue Details: First known date: 1884... 1884 A Marriage Ceremony
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Alternative title: Mrs Carnegie's Husband
Serialised by: The Australasian 1864 newspaper (1868 issues)
      1884 .
      Note/s:
      • Published in serialised format in The Australasian in 15 weekly instalments 15 November-21 February, 1884
    • London,
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      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hutchinson ,
      1894 .
      Extent: 2 v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Noted in the 'Times Column of New Books and New Editions', Times (London) 5 February 1894.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Appleton ,
      1894 .
      Extent: 2 p. l., 271 pp.
      Note/s:
      • Noted in 'New Publications' New York Times 3 February 1894 p.5. 'Ada Cambridge's novels are always interesting because the author seem always "in vein" and never loses her lightness of touch and vivacity of expression. Her new book will be found to be one of the brightest and strongest of her successful novels.'
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hutchinson ,
      1904 .
      Extent: viii, 315 pp.

Works about this Work

The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
Ada Cambridge : Creative Roles - Fact or Fiction Patricia Barton , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Role Playing, Creativity, Therapy : A Joint Seminar of the English Department, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales 1987; (p. 33-46)
Barton aims to ' construct a reading of ... [Cambridge's] later novels ... as explorations of women's roles', at the same time maintaining a 'clear distinction between conflicts expressed in Cambridge's writing and those she may have consciously experienced or resolved in her own life.'
Ada Cambridge : Creative Roles - Fact or Fiction Patricia Barton , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Role Playing, Creativity, Therapy : A Joint Seminar of the English Department, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales 1987; (p. 33-46)
Barton aims to ' construct a reading of ... [Cambridge's] later novels ... as explorations of women's roles', at the same time maintaining a 'clear distinction between conflicts expressed in Cambridge's writing and those she may have consciously experienced or resolved in her own life.'
The Accommodation of Ada Cambridge Greg Manning , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 71-79)
'The reading of Ada Cambridge's fiction described in this paper is part of a pursuit of an undercurrent in Australian self-representations of what I can perhaps best describe as a strain of ontological doubt - doubt not about what it means to be Australian so much as about what it might mean, in Australia, to be. As is to be expected, intimations of this uncertainty - not quite an idea, nor yet an emotion, nor a self-consistent state - emerge first in colonial writings, often around the figure of disappearance, or of being invisible. They concern the intersubjective European response to Australian space, the sense that to live in the antipodes was not merely to live, in the world's terms, an eclipsed and therefore insignificant life - that much was obvious - but was to be silent, invisible, not to signify: semiotically speaking, to cease to be. One associative consequence of this sense is the thought that antipodean space is itself liminal, para-real, otherworldly. Such an imaginary landscape is of course both constructed by and significantly constructive of any sense of being-yet-not-being in the world. The doubt of which I speak is ideological only in the sense that it emerged in the colonies as part of the imaginary relation to the real condition of inhabiting Australian space, as an element in what we might call the colonial imaginary. It was never programmatically imposed to serve hegemonic interests; to the contrary, it served no interest at all. Its emergence can be compared to the formation of a national accent, in that both are more or less apparent but quite unintended and uncontrolled consequences of establishing a new society. Perhaps, in the context of our conference topic, this idea might be imagined as the shadow of the fear of meaninglessness, stretching itself across colonial attempts to make newly claimed spaces, and lives in those spaces, meaningful.' (Author's abstract p. 71)
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