The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

C. J. DENNIS (1876 - 1938)

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia.

The novel 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. C.J. Dennis went on to publish three sequels to this novel: The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916), Doreen (1917) and Rose of Spadgers (1924(Introduction from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Algy Pug
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Play 01 01 - A Spring Song Algy Pug
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Play 02 02 - The Intro Algy Pug
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Play 03 03 - The Stoush o' Day Algy Pug
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Play 04 04 - Doreen Algy Pug
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Play 05 05 - The Play Algy Pug
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Play 06 06 - The Stror 'at Coot Algy Pug
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Play 07 07 - The Siren Algy Pug
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Play 08 08 - Mar Algy Pug
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Play 09 09 - Pilot Cove Algy Pug
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Play 10 10 - Hitched Algy Pug
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Play 11 11 - Beef Tea Algy Pug
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Play 12 12 - Uncle Jim Algy Pug
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Play 13 13 - The Kid Algy Pug
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Play 14 14 - The Mooch o' Life Algy Pug
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Play 15 15 - Glossary Algy Pug
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