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Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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'An actress in London is possessed by a vampire, but the spirit is driven out by an exorcism' (Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sunburnt Country,' 2007, p.57).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Gentleman : 1888 periodical
      1888 .
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      • Serialised in The Gentleman No. 1 26 October 1888, pp. 8-11. Discontinued after first instalment.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      George Munro , 1891 .
      Extent: [2], 192, [20] p.p.
      Series: y Seaside Library George Munro (publisher), 1877-1893 Z1171627 1877-1893 series - publisher This hugely successful mass-market fiction series appeared in both quarto and pocket editions from 1877 until the early years of the twentieth century. Number in series: Pocket Edition 1876

Works about this Work

‘A Peacock's Plume Among a Pile of Geese Feathers’ : Rosa Praed in the United States David Carter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 23-38)

'Rosa Praed has been claimed as ‘the first Australian-born novelist to achieve a significant international reputation.’ Almost certainly, she was the first Australian-born novelist to be published in the United States, although she was in England by the time her first novel appeared in America in 1883. Of Praed's forty-seven published works, twenty-five appeared in American editions in the three decades from 1883 to 1915, including twenty-four of her thirty-eight novels in more than forty separate editions. In the years either side of the century's turn, she was among the best known Australian writers in America, alongside Louis Becke and Rolf Boldrewood.' (Publication abstract)

Rosa Praed and the Vampire-Aesthete Andrew McCann , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Literature and Culture , March vol. 35 no. 1 2007; (p. 175-187)
Explores the the ways in which Praed's occult-inspired novels deploy the figure of the vampire-aesthete, at the centre of both Affinities and The Soul of Countess Adrian, to introduce a self-reflexive relationship to the different economies of value in which they were embedded. In suggesting that Praed's vampire-aesthetes articulate anxieties about cultural value and influence in an imperial economy, I also want to diversify the provenance of the fin-de-si'ecle vampire.
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

London Table Talk 1891 single work review
— Appears in: South Australian Chronicle , 30 May 1891; (p. 19)

— Review of The Soul of Countess Adrian : A Romance Rosa Praed 1888 single work novel
London Table Talk 1891 single work review
— Appears in: South Australian Chronicle , 30 May 1891; (p. 19)

— Review of The Soul of Countess Adrian : A Romance Rosa Praed 1888 single work novel
Rosa Praed and the Vampire-Aesthete Andrew McCann , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Victorian Literature and Culture , March vol. 35 no. 1 2007; (p. 175-187)
Explores the the ways in which Praed's occult-inspired novels deploy the figure of the vampire-aesthete, at the centre of both Affinities and The Soul of Countess Adrian, to introduce a self-reflexive relationship to the different economies of value in which they were embedded. In suggesting that Praed's vampire-aesthetes articulate anxieties about cultural value and influence in an imperial economy, I also want to diversify the provenance of the fin-de-si'ecle vampire.
y Writing the Colonial Adventure : Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914 Robert Dixon , Oakleigh : Cambridge University Press , 1995 Z480378 1995 single work criticism

Includes chapters on subjects ranging from the representation of property and ethics in 19th century novels, captivity narratives, romantic narratives, the occult, crime fiction and empire, and the representation of the 'Asiatic' in The Lone Hand.

Includes discussion of the influence of British writers H. Rider Haggard, Sir Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson.

‘A Peacock's Plume Among a Pile of Geese Feathers’ : Rosa Praed in the United States David Carter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 23-38)

'Rosa Praed has been claimed as ‘the first Australian-born novelist to achieve a significant international reputation.’ Almost certainly, she was the first Australian-born novelist to be published in the United States, although she was in England by the time her first novel appeared in America in 1883. Of Praed's forty-seven published works, twenty-five appeared in American editions in the three decades from 1883 to 1915, including twenty-four of her thirty-eight novels in more than forty separate editions. In the years either side of the century's turn, she was among the best known Australian writers in America, alongside Louis Becke and Rolf Boldrewood.' (Publication abstract)

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    United Kingdom (UK),
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