The House by the River : An Indian Ghost Story single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1883 1883
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A British soldier sends his family to a vacant house near Calcutta to escape the cholera , but has to bring them back when a ghostly woman appears. A subsequent night spent there with a fellow officer brings an even more horrific encounter with the woman. Well written. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 18 no. 217 June 1883 Z1016388 1883 periodical issue 1883 pg. 548-550
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 James Doig (editor), Mandurah : Equilibrium Books , 2007 Z1456749 2007 anthology short story horror 'Australia has a long tradition of horror writing, stretching back to colonial times. The stories in this anthology are intended to showcase the richness and variety of Australian weird tales in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from a variety of authors, including Mary Fortune, Lionel Sparrow and Marcus Clarke, to name a few. James Doig has unearthed a rare and compelling collection of Australian horror classics that have remained largely undisturbed in the pages of old books and periodicals' (, sighted 04/01/2008).

    Mandurah : Equilibrium Books , 2007
    pg. 72-85
Last amended 21 Mar 2013
  • Calcutta,
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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