Online Library Catalogue

Viewing Entry - The songs of a sentimental bloke (S13819)
by Dennis, C. J. (Clarence James).

Available Formats
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 2 hours 8 minutes


TitleThe songs of a sentimental bloke
Author / Responsible partyDennis, C. J. (Clarence James).
TopicsPoetry. Australian fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberS13819
Original Print PublisherSydney : Angus and Robertson, 1915.
NarratorAlgy Pug.
Narrator NameAlgy Pug.
Participant or performer noteAlgy Pug.
Narrators GenderMale narrator