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Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 Tales of the Convict System : Selected Stories of Price Warung
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Notes

  • Only two stories of the 1892 publication of the same title are contained in this collection.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Barry Geoffrey Andrews , 1975 single work criticism (p. ix-xxxii)
The "Henry Porcher" Bolter, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 3-13)
How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 14-21)
The Felicitous Reminiscences of Scourger James, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 22-32)
Absalom Day's Promotion, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 33-46)
A Day with Governor Arthur, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 47-60)
Parson Ford's Confessional, 'Price Warung' , 1892 single work short story historical fiction (p. 61-73)
The Liberation of the First Three, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 74-85)
Mr. Slyde's Auction, 'Price Warung' , 1890 single work short story (p. 86-96)
The Liberation of the Other Three, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 98-112)
Secret Society of the Ring, 'Price Warung' , 1894 sequence short story (p. 113-167)
The Pure Merinoes' Ball, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 168-180)
The Evolution of Convict Hendy, 'Price Warung' , 1897 single work short story (p. 181-191)
The Whale-Boat Plot, 'Price Warung' , 1897 single work short story (p. 192-205)
Marie Antoinette's Fandango, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 206-221)
The Bullet of the Fated Ten, 'Price Warung' , 1897 single work short story historical fiction
This is a tale of ten convicts condemned to death in Sydney and their appeal to 'The Ring' in an attempt to escape the sentence. It is a good tale which maintains the suspense with a masterly hand. Set in the convict period it cleverly depicts the convict way of thinking and the attitude of the warders and the authorities. Also appearing are the women prisoners who are effectively used in the story. (Back cover).
(p. 222-246)
Note: With title: The Bullet of the Fated Ten : A Tale of the Ring.
The Ross Gang "Yarner"-Ship, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 247-261)
Mr Pounce's Obnoxious Client, 'Price Warung' , 1891 single work short story historical fiction (p. 262-274)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1975 .
      Extent: 300p.
      Note/s:
      • Editor's Introduction (p.ix-xxxii).
      • Textual Note (xxxiii-xxxvi).
      • Appendix: Background to the Stories (pp.277-294) Notes to Introduction (pp.295-298). Notes to Textual Note (pp.298-300).
      ISBN: 0702209368 (pbk.), 0702209295
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