The Jewelled Hand single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1887 1887
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Horror tale with a Spanish flavour. The narrator reveals his increasing obsession with decapitation and whether or not will remains in the mind after severence. This leads to the murder of his closest friend, a man of great mind and will power. Well-paced and structured, slight melodrama in the increasing sense of obsession. (PB)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 22 no. 267 August 1887 Z1046159 1887 periodical issue 1887 pg. 658-660
  • 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. 217-229
    Note: Published under the name Lionel Sparrow
Last amended 21 Mar 2013
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