The White Maniac : A Doctor's Tale single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1867 1867
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The tale opens in London in 1858 where an aristocratic young doctor first sees, then is consulted to call on a house where everything is white. He falls in love with the foreign young noblewoman for whom all this is arranged, only to discover that she is an anthropophagus and feasts on human flesh.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Australian Journal vol. 2 no. 98 13 July 1867 Z1061258 1867 periodical issue 1867 pg. 725-728
  • Appears in:
    y Bloodsongs no. 9 Steve Proposch (editor), 1997 Z1233421 1997 periodical issue horror 1997 pg. 32-27
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Nightmares : More Australian Tales of Terror and the Supernatural James Doig (editor), Mandurah : Equilibrium Books , 2008 Z1789390 2008 anthology short story horror Mandurah : Equilibrium Books , 2008 pg. 13-32
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Ghost Stories James Doig (editor), Ware : Wordsworth Editions , 2010 Z1692736 2010 anthology short story horror 'Murderous ghosts, horrific curses and monstrous beings haunt an unforgiving landscape into which travellers stray at their peril. Journey through the dark byways of Australia's Gothic past in the rare stories gathered in this memorable new collection. Work by acclaimed Australian writers such as Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson and Edward Dyson appears alongside many lesser-known authors such as Beatrice Grimshaw, Mary Fortune and Ernest Favenc. Many of the stories collected here have never been reprinted since their first publication in 19th and early 20th century periodicals and showcase the richness and variety of the Australian ghost and horror story.

    James Doig provides an authoritative introduction full of fresh insights into Australian Gothic fiction with detailed biographical notes on the authors represented' (cover).
    Ware : Wordsworth Editions , 2010
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    y Macabre : A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears Angela Challis (editor), Marty Young (editor), Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 Z1710906 2010 anthology short story horror 'Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia's masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre is set to be the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.' (Source: Publisher's website http://www.brimstonepress.com.au/) Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 pg. 33-54

Works about this Work

The Detective Fiction of Female Adolescent Violence Andrew Mangham , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Clues : A Journal of Detection , Fall vol. 25 no. 1 2006; (p. 70-80)
Introduction to 'The White Maniac' Lucy Sussex , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Bloodsongs , no. 9 1997; (p. 32)
Afterword to 'The White Maniac' Lucy Sussex , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Bloodsongs , no. 9 1997; (p. 39)
The Detective Fiction of Female Adolescent Violence Andrew Mangham , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Clues : A Journal of Detection , Fall vol. 25 no. 1 2006; (p. 70-80)
Introduction to 'The White Maniac' Lucy Sussex , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Bloodsongs , no. 9 1997; (p. 32)
Afterword to 'The White Maniac' Lucy Sussex , 1997 single work essay
— Appears in: Bloodsongs , no. 9 1997; (p. 39)
Last amended 9 Aug 2013 09:03:52
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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