Book #6 Pocket Editions for the Trenches

The Glugs of Gosh

by C. J. Dennis

On Sale: 05/04/2018



About the Book

The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's satire, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

This book of satirical verse about the inhabitants of 'Gosh' was the work C. J. Dennis considered his best. It is a sly take-down of the kings, politicians, judges and the elite of Gosh, who demonstrate all too well the frailties and petty preoccupations of humanity as Dennis saw it. Like Dennis's other books, 1917 Pocket Edition was illustrated by Hal Gye.

This historically important facsimile edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of poetry originally published by Angus & Robertson as Pocket Editions for the Trenches - designed as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460756003
  • ISBN 10: 1460756002
  • Imprint: Angus & Robertson - AU
  • On Sale: 05/04/2018
  • Pages: 148
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Classics


Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis (C. J. Dennis) was born in Auburn, South Australia, on 7 September 1876. He worked as a solicitor's clerk, journalist and bartender, before becoming one of Australia's most treasured poets with his publications of, among others, The Sentimental Bloke, The Moods of Ginger Mick, Digger Smith and The Glugs of Gosh. 

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Other Works by C. J. Dennis

The Moods of Ginger Mick

by C. J. Dennis

Digger Smith

by C. J. Dennis

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