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The butcher shop

Author: Jean Devanny; Heather Roberts
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Auckland University Press : Oxford University Press, 1981.
Series: New Zealand fiction, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[This book] first appeared in 1926. Despite big overseas sales it was banned in New Zealand and later Australia for being disgusting, indecent and communistic - in other words, for promoting revolutionary ideas about the role of women and for a bold portrayal of the brutality of farm life. On one level the novel is a fast-paced account of how passion and jealousy destroy the lives of a rich and cultured farming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Devanny, Jean, 1894-1962.
Butcher shop.
[Auckland] : Auckland University Press ; [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)558049558
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Devanny; Heather Roberts
ISBN: 0196480000 9780196480008 0196480019 9780196480015
OCLC Number: 8432888
Notes: Novel.
Originally published London : Duckworth, 1926.
Description: 241 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Heather Roberts --
The Butcher shop --
The banning of The butcher shop / Bill Pearson --
Notes --
Jean Devanny's published work.
Series Title: New Zealand fiction, 16.
Responsibility: Jean Devanny ; edited and introduced by Heather Roberts.

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"[This book] first appeared in 1926. Despite big overseas sales it was banned in New Zealand and later Australia for being disgusting, indecent and communistic - in other words, for promoting revolutionary ideas about the role of women and for a bold portrayal of the brutality of farm life. On one level the novel is a fast-paced account of how passion and jealousy destroy the lives of a rich and cultured farming family; on another it is a fierce polemic for the freedom of women, which in its frankness was years ahead of its time. ..."--Back cover.

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