The Author Haunted by His Own Creations single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1884 1884
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An author is confronted by a man demanding to be given a better job and accusing him of being unfair. The author is at first confused, then astounded when he recognises features of the man as belonging to one of his frequently used, though negatively stereotypical, characters. The author quickly understands what the man is objecting to when he becomes dangerously embroiled in one of his own plots and must write himself out of danger.

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Alternative title: The Haunted Author
Alternative title: The Haunted Author : His Own Experience
Alternative title: Hunted Down
First published as 'Hunted Down' in The Australasian 6 May 1871 ( Michael Wilding, Marcus Clarke Stories Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1983. p. xxx).
Last amended 14 Dec 2010