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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's classic tribute to the Australian digger published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.
The Moods of Ginger Mick was C. J. Dennis's follow-up to his phenomenally successful TheSongs of a Sentimental Bloke. In Dennis's signature vernacular, it tells the story of Mick, a likeable rogue and friend of Bill (the Sentimental Bloke). Answering the call to arms for King and Country, Mick leaves behind his love, Rose, to go to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Dennis's verse is full ofhumour and pathos and truly captures the spirit of the era.
This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations by Hal Gye, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
ISBN: 9781460756010 ISBN-10: 1460756010 Series: Pocket Editions for the Trenches Audience:
Number Of Pages: 164 Published: 4th April 2018 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 14.7 x 12.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis – better known as C J Dennis – was an Australian poet of the early 20th century once described as the ‘Robert Burns of Australia’.
A major contributor to Australian literature in the early twentieth century, CJ Dennis was a prolific writer from a young age. He spent most of his working life as a journalist-in-verse. His ballads, written in the ‘language of the larrikin’, resonated with the public and were hugely popular, selling many tens of thousands of copies.
His most famous work, The Sentimental Bloke, has been made into a film and a musical comedy.
In his later years he gained great pleasure from writing for children. A Bush Christmas was originally published in 1931.