Number one

Author: Isaacs, George, 1820?-1876.
Responsibility: edited by A. Pendragon
Place: Adelaide
Publisher: Rigby
Date Published: 1861
Description: 47 p. ; 23 cm.
Call Number: rgpam 050 N971
Subject: Australian literature--19th century
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: The South Australian colonial writer George Isaacs (George Samuel Isaacs, 1820?-1876) arrived in Australia from England in 1851. (2) He produced many articles for magazines and newspapers, and several books, often writing under the pseudonym A. Pendragon. "Pendragon's articles appear in various newspapers of the 1860s, including 'Bell's life in Adelaide and sporting chronicle', 'Adelaide observer', and 'Pasquin'. He also published a magazine, 'Number one', which lasted for only one issue, but which he followed by producing the 'Critic' for two years." (1) Isaacs also wrote poems, at least one of which, "The Myrtle", was set to music, plays, and burlesques, many of the last-named being "performed in Adelaide and Melbourne in the 1860s." (1) "The Queen of the South", a novel, is set on the Victorian gold diggings. (1) "SA Newspapers : Pen names of South Australian journalists and cartoonists", SA Memory, State Library of South Australia, http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1477
Summary: Only 1 issue ever published. A. Pendragon is the pseudonym of George Isaacs (1820?-1876).
Cited: Ferguson no. 13507.
Format: Periodical

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