Two dreams : Henry Kingsley and Rolf Boldrewood

McLaren, John (1978) Two dreams : Henry Kingsley and Rolf Boldrewood. In: The dream and the reality. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


Contains the second chapter of The Dream and the Reality, an unpublished literary work by John McLaren on the study of the realist tradition in Australian fiction. The purpose of McLaren’s study is to explore the attitude of Australians to their country which has always been ambiguous and show how some Australian fiction writers reacted to this particular experience and environment, how they have treated the dream and how they have dealt with reality. In this chapter McLaren explores the literary works of Henry Kingsley, an English novelist spending some time writing in Australia, and Rolf Boldrewood, an Australian writer who arrived in Australia at the age of five.

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Date is approximate. The second chapter of The Dream and the Reality covers pages 35-71. Table of contents of The Dream and the Reality is available at

Item type Book Section
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords Australian literature, literary realism, fiction, novels, rural mythology, English romanticism, MCLAREN-BOXB15-DOC4
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