Henry Lawson: Illustrated Stories
Selected and Introduced by Colin Roderick
Illustrated by Peter Lawson
Rigby, 1981, [First Edition], ISBN 0727014382, full page colour plates throughout, landscape hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears to edges, corners and spine, small tear to front (see photographs)
“In this book a series of twenty short stories is presented, each one introduced by an explanatory note and interpreted by a painting in full colour. Whereas Lawson’s poems are of a highly personal nature, his stories are clipped with astonishing insight direct from Australian life. They are not mere two-dimensional reports such as a historian might have recorded, but penetrating creative analyses that go deep into the core of a segment of life.
The general aim in selecting these stories was to show how Lawson remained faithful to that vision, by consciously discerning the view of life that made Lawson write the way he did and then selecting from his 220 surviving stories twenty that would represent that philosophy in as many different ways.”