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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 Vision : A Novel
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From dust jacket: Vision is the story of an Australian girl, of middle-class family, who to share in a fortune, marries an Englishman who is the owner of large impoverished estates in England. They hate each other cordially at the opening of the story, but six months’ enforced companionship on a lonely station in Eastern Gippsland transforms their hatred into love. They discover a beautiful valley back in the hills which fires the imagination of Valmai who sees in it an ideal place for a settlement. Then Richard’s mother arrives from England accompanied by Cynthia to whom Dick has been practically engaged. Valmai forestalls the inevitable result by running away from the man and the home she loves ; but Dick discovers after she has fled how much she means to him and he sets out to make her vision settlement come true. The rest of the story tells of his efforts to do this, of how he moves an entire village from England to Vision, of the failure of the settlement and of its re-birth."

The novel was submitted to the Bulletin novel competition in 1928 or 1929. See 'The Australian Bookman' The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) 9 July 1932: 13. It didn't win but did receive publication.

Notes

  • Author's name appears as Anne on the title-page and as Ann on the cover.
  • AustLit has scanned this novel with the permission of Dorothy Blewett's estate holders.

Works about this Work

Australia Through Her Books 1933 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily News , 7 January 1933; (p. 12)
Mostly Personal 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Western Mail , 2 April 1931; (p. 5)
A Brilliant First Novel 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Land , 27 March 1931; (p. 2)
New Novels 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian , 11 April 1931; (p. 5)
Notes in Passing 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 Mar 1931; (p. 4)
A Reader's Notebook Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 17 April vol. 3 no. 4 1931; (p. 85-87)

— Review of Tybal Men 'Louis Kaye' , 1931 single work novel ; Vision : A Novel Anne Praize , 1931 single work novel
This Year's Australian Literature Nettie Palmer , 1931 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 1 December vol. 3 no. 12 1931; (p. 227)

— Review of Songs and Poems : With an Introductory Essay on Poetry in Australia Brian Fitzpatrick , 1931 selected work poetry ; The Poor Poet and the Beautiful Lady Alan D. Mickle , 1931 selected work poetry ; Saturday Mornings Walter Murdoch , 1931 single work prose ; Tybal Men 'Louis Kaye' , 1931 single work novel ; Trinity Roy Bridges , 1931 single work novel ; Vision : A Novel Anne Praize , 1931 single work novel ; Bracken Bernard Cronin , 1928 single work novel ; Macleod of 'The Bulletin' : The Life and Work of William Macleod Conor Macleod , 1931 single work biography
Palmer reviews some new Australian novels and gives an overview of those published throughout 1931. Also includes comment on Australian Authors' Week in London.
Untitled 1931 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 6 May vol. 52 no. 2673 1931; (p. 5)

— Review of Vision : A Novel Anne Praize , 1931 single work novel
People and Places in the Books of '31 Victor Kennedy , 1931 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 4 December vol. 1 no. 8 1931; (p. 18)
Kennedy identifies what he considers to be the best Australian literature published in 1931.
New Books 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 April 1931; (p. 6)
Australia Through Her Books 1933 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily News , 7 January 1933; (p. 12)
Fiction 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Australasian , 18 April 1931; (p. 5)
A First Novel 1931 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 31 March no. 9101 1931; (p. 3)
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