Roger Osborne is a Lecturer in English and Writing at James Cook University. His research concentrates on Australian literature and British modernism seen through the lens of book history, magazine culture, and scholarly editing. He co-authored the book Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace, and is completing a book-length study of Joseph Furphy's Such is Life.
James Cook University
When the abridged English edition of Joseph Furphy's Such is Life appeared on the shelves of Australian booksellers in the middle of 1937, many of…