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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis
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"The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a heartwarming collection of poems that follow the romantic journey of a working-class man in early 20th century Australia. The language and dialect used by the author, C.J. Dennis, adds a sense of authenticity and charm to the poems, making them feel like genuine reflections of everyday life.

The protagonist's emotions and experiences are depicted with great sensitivity and tenderness, allowing readers to easily connect with his struggles and triumphs. The themes of love, longing, and redemption are explored with honesty and sincerity, making each poem a poignant and moving experience.

Overall, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a beautiful and touching read that captures the essence of love and the human experience in a simple yet profound way. It is a timeless classic that will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds."

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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)

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