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1 y separately published work icon Mrs. Nelly, or, Restoration Divertimento : Being a Story Based on the Life and Adventures of One, Eleanor Gwyn, Server of Strong Waters, Orange Girl, Actress, Lady of Pleasure and Royal Mistress F. W. Kenyon , New York (City) : Appleton , 1961 Z1201719 1961 single work novel historical fiction
7 y separately published work icon The Nightshade Ring Lindsay Hardy , New York (City) : Appleton , 1954 1954 single work novel crime detective
5 y separately published work icon Requiem for a Redhead Lindsay Hardy , New York (City) : Appleton , 1953 Z981120 1953 single work novel crime detective
1 y separately published work icon Interrupted Melody : An Autobiography Marjorie Florence Lawrence , New York (City) : Appleton , 1949 6047278 1949 single work autobiography

'All the world knows Marjorie Lawrence as a famous Australian-born prima donna, as a operatic singer whose triumphs in Wagnerian roles have been acclaimed as among the finest in operatic history.

She came up the hard way and the bitter blow of partial paralysis resulting from poliomyelitis might have quenched a lesser spirit. But Miss Lawrence is courageous as she is brilliant. Undaunted, she has continued her fabulous career, and now enters the literary field with this delightful autobiography, which will have a warm welcome from all Australian readers and music lovers.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon Road to Down Under Maribelle Cormack , New York (City) : Appleton , 1944 Z1561561 1944 single work novel The story begins with Barbara Reid gazing at the Sydney coastline from aboard the Southern Star. From there, her family travels to Brisbane and goes out to the bush, where they encounter Aborigines, bushrangers and strange Australian animals, and experience sheep shearing and the hardships of settler life.
13 150 y separately published work icon Capricornia : A Novel Xavier Herbert , New York (City) : Appleton , 1943 Z352152 1938 single work novel (taught in 7 units)

Arriving in Capricornia (a fictional name for the Northern Territory) in 1904 with his brother Oscar, Mark Shillingworth soon becomes part of the flotsam and jetsam of Port Zodiac (Darwin) society. Dismissed from the public service for drunkenness, Mark forms a brief relationship with an Aboriginal woman and fathers a son, whom he deserts and who acquires the name of Naw-Nim (no-name). After killing a Chinese shopkeeper, Norman disappears from view until the second half of the novel.

Oscar, the respectable contrast to Mark, marries and tries to establish himself on a Capricornian cattle station, Red Ochre, but is deserted by his wife and eventually returns for a time to Batman (Melbourne), accompanied by his daughter Marigold and foster son Norman, who has been sent to him after Mark's desertion.

Oscar rejects the plea of a former employee, Peter Differ, to see to the welfare of his daughter Constance; Constance Differ is placed under the 'protection' of Humboldt Lace, a Protector of Aborigines, who seduces her and then marries her off to another man of Aboriginal descent. Forced into prostitution, Constance is dying of consumption when discovered by a railway fitter, Tim O'Cannon, who will take care of Constance's daughter, Tocky, until his own death in a train accident.
Hearing news in 1928 of an economic boom in Capricornia, Oscar returns to his station, where he is joined by Marigold and Norman, who has grown to manhood believing himself to be the son of a Javanese princess and a solider killed in the First World War. Soon after, he discovers his mother was an Aboriginal woman, and meets his father, with whom he will not reconcile until later in the novel. Norman then goes on a series of journeys to discover his true, Aboriginal self. On the second of these journeys, he meets and wanders in the wilderness with Tocky, who has escaped from the mission station to which she was sent after the death of O'Cannon. During this passage, she kills a man in self-defense, which leads to Norman's being accused of murder, at the same time his father is prosecuted for the death of the Chinese shopkeeper. At the end of the novel they are both acquitted, Heather and Mark are married, and Norman returns to Red Ochre, where he finds the body of Tocky and their child in a water tank in which she had taken refuge from the authorities. (Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Literature)

3 2 y separately published work icon Death's Mannikins : Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings Not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone Which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year Death Plays with Dolls Max Afford , New York (City) : Appleton , 1937 Z814316 1937 single work novel detective horror thriller

'Freelance sleuth Jeffery Blackburn is called in by friend Rollo Morgan when there is a strange death at Rochester House, mansion home of occult scholar Cornelius Rochester. Blackburn learns of a set of mannikins modelled on the occupants of the house. Before long, it becomes clear that whoever receives 'their' mannikin will certainly die. Everyone in the house is a suspect.'

Source: Publisher's blurb

2 25 y separately published work icon The Beauties and Furies Christina Stead , New York (City) : Appleton , 1936 Z448545 1936 single work novel "Chiefly, the story is concerned with some of the passengers [on a train to Dieppe]: Elvira, a wasted beauty, who has fled from married life in England; Olivier, her student lover, with whom she comes to live in Paris; Marpurgo, a middle-aged lace buyer, who, at once grim and comic, is the friend and enemy of all; and finally, there is Coromandel, a young French girl, inspired and unique." (Dust jacket, US edition)
2 96 y separately published work icon Seven Poor Men of Sydney Christina Stead , New York (City) : Appleton , 1935 Z461354 1934 single work novel (taught in 18 units)

'Seven Poor Men of Sydney is a brilliant portrayal of a group of men and women living in Sydney in the 1920s amid conditions of poverty and social turmoil.

Set against the vividly drawn backgrounds of Fisherman's (Watson's) Bay and the innercity slums, the various characters seek to resolve their individual spiritual dilemmas; through politics, religion and philosophy.

Their struggles, their pain and their frustrations are portrayed with consummate skill in this memorable evocation of a city and an era.' (Publication summary)

3 2 y separately published work icon The World Is Yours G. B. Lancaster , 1933 New York (City) London : Appleton , 1934 Z856067 1933 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon Henry VIII Helen Simpson , New York (City) : Appleton , 1934 Z1273397 1934 single work biography
1 39 y separately published work icon The Salzburg Tales Christina Stead , New York (City) : Appleton , 1934 Z462682 1934 selected work short story

'A group of visitors to the Salzburg Festival, brought together by chance, decides to mark time by telling tales. Their sketches, anecdotes, fantasies, legends, tragedies, jokes and parodies combine to make The Salzburg Tales. ' (Publication summary : 2015 edition)

1 2 y separately published work icon Dark Windows Velia Ercole , New York (City) : Appleton , 1934 Z40605 1934 single work novel

'Julie Purvis, alone after her mother's death, goes to live with her Breton mother's family, until then unknown to her. The story tells of her struggle to achieve intimacy and loving comprehension among those whose blood is hers, but are alien to her in temperament and education. Her efforts to adapt herself to her new environment meet with little success, and she Is finally convinced that her real happiness will be found, not with these strangers to her. but in the country of her birth, which has formed arid can satisfy her necessities.'


'New Books: Lismore School of Arts', Northern Star, 18 September 1934, p.11.

1 y separately published work icon Albatross John Presland , New York (City) : Appleton , 1932 Z1395050 1931 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Many Years : A Story of Russia during the War and the Revolution The Silent Voice Kay Glasson Taylor , New York (City) : Appleton , 1931 Z1325186 1931 single work novel Most probably the novel 'The Silent Voice' which was entered in the 1929 Bulletin Novel Competition under the pseudonym 'Toc H' and highly commended: T.B. Clegg ( Bulletin 19 March 1930, p.8) refers to 'one quite good novel' in the competition which used the Russian revolution as its background and Miller describes Many Years as 'a second novel' in the 1929 competition. Although it is listed in numerous reference sources, an exhaustive search in 2006 was unable to trace this work.
1 y separately published work icon The Charioteer John Presland , New York (City) : Appleton , 1930 Z1395064 1930 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Mosaic John Presland , New York (City) : Appleton , 1929 Z1395078 1929 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon Escape Me - Never! John Presland , New York (City) : Appleton , 1928 Z1395069 1928 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon The Perilous Quest T. A. Niccolls , New York (City) : Appleton , 1927 Z1317726 1927 single work novel adventure 'Treasure hunt for pearls and adventures with Chinese in the South Seas; originating in the South of England and continuing from Melbourne and Sydney.' Source: E. Morris Miller Australian Literature from its beginnings to 1935 (1973).