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The Boy in the Bush

(1924)
A novel by

 
 
This is the first critical edition of The Boy in the Bush, a novel whose unlikely genesis has been surrounded in mystery and the subject of claim and counter-claim. A systematic study of all the extant textual documents has revealed a process of composition and revision which qualifies the novel to be treated unequivocally as part of the Lawrence canon. At Lawrence's suggestion an Australian nurse and part-time author, Mollie Skinner (whom he had met in 1922), wrote a tale set in late nineteenth-century Western Australia about a newly-arrived young Englishman's reactions to Perth and the outback. Lawrence's complete rewriting converted her production into an ambitious, powerful novel. The reading text here established eliminates all such instances of censorship and strips away the thousands of regularisings and miscopyings introduced by typists and typesetters. Based on Lawrence's autograph manuscript the text meticulously incorporates his subsequent revisions in the typescripts and proofs.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)
Author(s): D H Lawrence
ISBN: 0-521-30704-X / 978-0-521-30704-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: THE BOY IN THE BUSH
Author(s): D H & SKINNER, M L LAWRENCE
ISBN: 0-333-29978-7 / 978-0-333-29978-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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July 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Boy in the Bush (Phoenix e.)
Author(s): D H Lawrence, M L Skinner
ISBN: 0-434-40725-9 / 978-0-434-40725-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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November 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (Crosscurrents/Modern Fiction)
Author(s): D H Lawrence, M L Skinner
ISBN: 0-8093-0456-2 / 978-0-8093-0456-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush
Author(s): D H Lawrence
ISBN: 1-5153-5026-6 / 978-1-5153-5026-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)
Author(s): Paul Eggert
ISBN: 0-521-00714-3 / 978-0-521-00714-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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February 1996 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): D H Lawrence, Mollie Skinner, Paul Eggert
ISBN: 0-14-018817-7 / 978-0-14-018817-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): D H Lawrence, Mollie Skinner
ISBN: 0-14-018446-5 / 978-0-14-018446-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush
Author(s): D H Lawrence, M L Skinner
ISBN: 0-14-001935-9 / 978-0-14-001935-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1972 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy in the Bush (A Viking compass book)
Author(s): D H Lawrence
ISBN: 0-670-00331-X / 978-0-670-00331-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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