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Book

Author
Pauline Armstrong
Title
Frank Hardy and the making of Power Without Glory
Type of Work
Historical prose
Imprint
Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, Victoria, 2000, 249 pp
Subject
Hardy, Frank (Francis Joseph), 1917-1994; Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Description

abstract paraphrased from MUP

Abstract

Armstrong reveals that Frank Hardy's famous novel Power Without Glory was commissioned by the Communist Party of Australia in a strategy intended to undermine the Catholic church's anti-Communist activities in Victoria. The book was printed and published secretly in Melbourne in 1950. The appearance of Power Without Glory, and the subsequent criminal libel case regarding the representation of John Wren, was a major scandal in Australian literature.

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