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Louis Esson

a.k.a. Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson

Author Code: OLES

Born: Aug. 10, 1878 - Edinburgh, Scotland

Died: Nov. 27, 1943 - Sydney, Australia

Esson was brought to Australia as a child and was brought up with his uncle, the painter Ford Paterson. During his youth he mixed with artists and writers, which had an influence on his later work. Educated at the University of Melbourne, Esson became a freelance journalist after leaving school. He worked for many journals including The Socialist, Table Talk, and The Bulletin. From 1915 to 1921, he travelled widely and became acquainted with Irish dramatists at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, including W.B. Yeats. In 1921, he co-founded the Pioneer Players. Esson became the first Australian playwright to become famous for plays in an Australian setting. He best play is undoubtedly The Drovers (1922). Esson also wrote some poetry and essays, but is best remembered as a playwright. His works include Bells and Bees (1910), The Woman Tamer (1911), Dead Timber (1911), The Sacred Place (1911), Red Gums (1912), The Time Is Not Yet Ripe (1912), Mother and Son (1923) and The Bride of Gospel Place. (1926).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
OLES001 Bells and Bees
  An Assyrian Cast
  Brogan's Lane
  A Camel Driver
  Cradle Song
  Evening Hymn to Krishna
  The Fisher
  Golden Gully
  The Kookaburra
  Magpies
  The Mother
  Nomad Chant
  The Old Black Billy An' Me
  The Shearer's Wife
  Silenus to A Young Satyr
  The Splitter
  Spring Cattle
  A Spring Morning
  Sunset-Track
  The Travail of Nature
  Whalin' Up the Lachlan
  Wild Bees
1910 23 194k eBook Download PDF - 'Bells and Bees' (OLES001)   Download ePub - 'Bells and Bees' (OLES001) Find a printed copy of Bells and Bees by Louis Esson at AbeBooks
OLES002 Dead Timber [Play] 1911 17 188k eBook Download PDF - 'Dead Timber [Play]' (OLES002)   Download ePub - 'Dead Timber [Play]' (OLES002) Find a printed copy of Dead Timber [Play] by Louis Esson at AbeBooks
OLES003 The Woman Tamer [Play] 1911 20 200k eBook Download PDF - 'The Woman Tamer [Play]' (OLES003)   Download ePub - 'The Woman Tamer [Play]' (OLES003) Find a printed copy of The Woman Tamer [Play] by Louis Esson at AbeBooks

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