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Author Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922.

Title Selected stories / Henry Lawson.

Published Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 2001.

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 UniM Bund  A823.2 LAWSON {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 567 pages ; 19 cm
Contents from While the Billy Boils--First Series -- An Old Mate of Your Father's 1 -- Settling on the Land 6 -- Stiffner and Jim (Thirdly, Bill) 12 -- When the Sun Went Down 20 -- Hungerford 23 -- A Camp-fire Yarn 27 -- His Country--After All 31 -- A Day on a Selection 36 -- That There Dog O' Mine 42 -- Going Blind 45 -- Arvie Aspinall's Alarm Clock 51 -- Union Buries Its Dead 55 -- On the Edge of a Plain 60 -- In A Dry Season 62 -- Another of Mitchell's Plans for the Future 65 -- Shooting the Moon 67 -- His Father's Mate 70 -- "Some Day" 81 -- from While the Billy Boils--Second Series -- Drover's Wife 84 -- Steelman's Pupil 93 -- His Colonial Oath 98 -- A Visit of Condolence 100 -- In A Wet Season 105 -- "Rats" 109 -- Mitchell: a Character Sketch 112 -- Bush Undertaker 115 -- Our Pipes 123 -- Two Dogs and a Fence 127 -- Jones's Alley 129 -- Bogg of Geebung 141 -- Geological Spieler 144 -- from On the Track -- Songs They Used to Sing 153 -- A Vision of Sandy Blight 168 -- Iron-Bark Chip 174 -- Mystery of Dave Regan 180 -- Bill, The Ventriloquial Rooster 184 -- Mr Smellingscheck 189 -- An Oversight of Steelman's 193 -- How Steelman Told His Story 198 -- from Over the Sliprails -- Shanty-keeper's Wife 202 -- A Gentleman Sharper and Steelman Sharper 209 -- An Incident at Stiffner's 217 -- Hero of Redclay 224 -- Darling River 241 -- Selector's Daughter 252 -- Story of the Oracle 264 -- from Joe Wilson -- Joe Wilson's Courtship 272 -- Brighten's Sister-in-Law 302 -- "Water Them Geraniums" 324 -- A Double Buggy at Lahey's Creek 353 -- from Joe Wilson's Mates -- Golden Graveyard 374 -- Loaded Dog 388 -- A Wild Irishman 396 -- Babies in the Bush 405 -- A Bush Dance 426 -- Telling Mrs Baker 429 -- Little World Left Behind 444 -- from the Romance of the Swag -- Romance of the Swag 449 -- "Buckolts' Gate" 455 -- "Shall We Gather at the River?" 472 -- from Send Round the Hat -- Send Round the Hat 485 -- That Pretty Girl in the Army 504 -- "Lord Douglas" 523 -- Blindness of One-eyed Bogan 535 -- Shearer's Dream 545 -- from Elder Man's Lane -- Johnson's Jag 550 -- From Triangles of Life -- A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father 558.
Summary Rogues, larrikins and the lost people these stories that range from inspired, laconic comedies to pathos and tragedy. This new selection showcases Lawson's range as a fiction writer and includes all his best-loved stories such as 'The Drover's Wife'; 'The Union Buries its Dead' and 'The Loaded Dog'. These are tales that affirm his reputation as one of the world's greatest short story writers, and highlight his profound influence on how Australians see themselves.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Fiction.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
ISBN 0207197083 (paperback) $19.95