When trying to work out where the TS version of Rigby’s Romance begins and ends in the published versions, I discovered that the only electronic versions available on the web are both based on the shortened 1921 de Garis edition! The Furphy Project will fill this gap by preparing a text of the version that Furphy saw into print – the Barrier Truth serialisation.
I am a Lecturer in English and Writing at James Cook University, Cairns: https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/roger.osborne/
I am co-editor of the Cambridge Edition of Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes (published 10 October 2013), and editor of the Joseph Furphy Digital Archive. My edition of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo is scheduled for publication in 2020.
I have published widely in the field of book history, and with David Carter, published Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace, 1840s–1940s in 2018, the first of two volumes.
This blog presents a record of my plans, successes, failures, and changes in direction.