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Child in the Dark and a Foreign Father, a (1902) [Short Story]
by Henry Lawson Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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This short story, often considered to be partially autobiographical, explores the rather bleak relationship between a hard-working Australian man and his family on an unfestive New Year's Eve night.

The story was begun in England as Lawson's first novel, but was broken off and eventually completed after his return to Australia.

First published in the Bulletin on 13 December 1902, under the title 'A Child in the Dark: A Bush Sketch.'.

Reprinted in:

  • Triangles of Life Melbourne, Standard Publishing Company, 1913
  • The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, The Penguin Group, 1986.

Original title: A Child in the Dark: A Bush Sketch
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories, the (1986) [Collection]
      Author: Henry Lawson

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