Bill & Doreen's Married Life

C. J. Dennis (1876 - 1938)

"Bill & Doreen's Married Life (Selections from "Doreen")" is the sequel to "Bill & Doreen's Courtship" and "Bill & Doreen Get Hitched", the latter two being "Selections from 'The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke'". "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The work was first published in book form in 1915 and sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year. A special pocket edition was even printed for the Australian soldiers in the trenches during the Great War. "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill's transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Poetry, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Washing Day Son of the Exiles
Play 02 Logic and Spotted Dog Son of the Exiles
Play 03 Vi'lits Son of the Exiles
Play 04 Possum Son of the Exiles