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Is part of The Harp in the South Trilogy Ruth Park , 1948-1985 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Missus
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'Missus takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations, the bush and the country towns.

We meet them as they were in the early 1920s, drifter Hugh Darcy, the unwilling hero who sweeps the dreamily innocent Margaret Kilker off her feet. Ruth Park richly creates the turmoil of those early days of their courtship in the dusty outback, filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the two Kates.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Nelson , 1985 .
      Extent: 247p.
      ISBN: 0170065944
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Michael Joseph ,
      1985 .
      Extent: 247p.
      ISBN: 0718126513 (pbk)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1986 .
      Extent: 247p.
      ISBN: 0140089438
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Harp in the South Trilogy Ruth Park , Ringwood : Penguin , 1987 Z1333148 1948-1985 series - author novel Ringwood : Penguin , 1987
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books , 1993 .
      Extent: 178p.
      ISBN: 0140176012 (pbk.)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Harp in the South Trilogy Ruth Park , Ringwood : Penguin , 1987 Z1333148 1948-1985 series - author novel Camberwell : Penguin , 2009

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Works about this Work

Untitled Randall Stevenson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 June 1987; (p. 668)

— Review of The Impersonators Jessica Anderson , 1980 single work novel ; Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel ; The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story ; Transgressions : Australian Writing Now 1986 anthology short story ; A Window in Mrs X's Place : Selected Short Stories Peter Cowan , 1986 selected work short story ; This Freedom John Morrison , 1985 selected work short story
Irish-Australian Mums Cath Kenneally , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 28 1986; (p. 20)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Gritty Golden Syrup : First Last, and Other Contradictions J. A. Mead , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 86 1986; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Ruth Plays with Time Linda Jodrell , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 August 1985; (p. 12)
Untitled G. Dutton , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 7-8 September 1985; (p. 16)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Irish-Australian Mums Cath Kenneally , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 28 1986; (p. 20)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Untitled Randall Stevenson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 June 1987; (p. 668)

— Review of The Impersonators Jessica Anderson , 1980 single work novel ; Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel ; The Australian Short Story : An Anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s 1986 anthology short story ; Transgressions : Australian Writing Now 1986 anthology short story ; A Window in Mrs X's Place : Selected Short Stories Peter Cowan , 1986 selected work short story ; This Freedom John Morrison , 1985 selected work short story
A 'Prequel' Sequel : Ruth Park Returns Again to Fertile Ground Kate Ahearne , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 74 1985; (p. 18-20)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Rural Prequel to a Gritty Classic Helen Daniel , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 October 1985; (p. 13)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel
Ruth Park's First Harp Left to Last Nancy Phelan , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 August 1985; (p. 47)

— Review of Missus Ruth Park , 1985 single work novel ; The Glasshouse Natalie Scott , 1985 single work novel
Ruth Plays with Time Linda Jodrell , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 August 1985; (p. 12)
Last amended 18 Feb 2015 15:31:17
Subjects:
  • Country towns,
  • Surry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Urban,
Settings:
  • 1910s
  • 1920s
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