Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions

Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions

By: Henry Lawson

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Fifty-two of Henry Lawson's stories and sketches that he had first published in newspapers and magazines from 1888 onwards were gathered in his collection While the Billy Boils (Angus & Robertson, 1896). Lawson was not responsible for their ordering and he had to give ground on their texts, especially on his idiosyncratic presentation of wordings that helped to breathe life into his characters and situations. The present edition dismantles the fait accompli of 1896 by presenting the individual items in the chronological order of their first publication and with their original newspaper texts. This will allow a new appreciation of Lawson's writing, one that is attentive to his developing powers. The edition also facilitates a close study of Lawson's collaboration with the producers of the collection in 1896, in particular with his copy-editor Arthur W. Jose and publisher George Robertson. Facsimile images (available online) of the printer's copy that they prepared for While the Billy Boils supplement the edition's listing of the alterations that each of them made, revealing the textual history of each story or sketch.

Title: Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils : The Original Newspaper Versions

Author Name: Henry Lawson

Categories: Classic Fiction, Romance Short Stories, XL Classics,

Publisher: Australia, Sydney University Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 1743320094

ISBN Number 13: 9781743320099

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 20.9 x 14.8 x 2.4 cm

Kg: 0.60 Kg

Seller ID: 9781743320099

Keywords: Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils, The Original Newspaper Versions, 1743320094, 9781743320099, Henry Lawson, Edited by Paul Eggert, Explanatory notes by Elizabeth Webby,