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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'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' (www.equilibriumbooks.com, sighted 04/01/2008).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Mandurah, Mandurah area, Mandurah - Harvey area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,: Equilibrium Books , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, James Doig , 2007 single work essay (p. 9-14)
The Spirits of the Tower, Mary Fortune , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 15-45)
Little Liz, B. L. Farjeon , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 46-71)
The House by the River : An Indian Ghost Story, George A. Walstab , 1883 single work short story horror
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)
(p. 72-85)
The Ghost from the Sea, J. E. Preston Muddock , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 86-98)
Spirit-Led, Ernest Favenc , 1890 single work short story mystery Verflucht (p. 99-113)
A Haunt of the Jinkarras : A Fearsome Story of Central Australia, Ernest Favenc , 1890 single work short story adventure science fiction (p. 114-122)
The Boundary Rider's Story, Ernest Favenc , 1895 single work short story (p. 123-129)
Cannabis Indica : A Psychological Experiment, Marcus Clarke , 1868 single work short story
Interested to test for himself the effects of Cannibis Indica on the creative imagination, the narrator persuades a pharmacist friend to supply him with a small quantity of the drug and monitor its effects, and to also act as the narrator's amanuensis while he is under its influence. The narrator offers readers the story he imagined, and includes explanatory notes about the objects that inspired him.
(p. 130-140)
Norah and the Fairies, Hume Nisbet , 2007 single work short story fantasy horror (p. 141-147)
The Ghost Monk, Rosa Praed , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 145-155)
Lupton's Ghost : A Memory of the Eastern Pacific, Louis Becke , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 156-170)
A Colonial Banshee, Fergus Hume , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 171-185)
A Strange Experience, A. F. Basset Hull , 1888 single work short story horror (p. 186-198)
A Bushman's Story, Frances Faucett , 1882 single work short story (p. 199-205)
The Death Child, Guy Boothby , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 206-216)
The Jewelled Hand, Lionel S. , 1887 single work short story horror
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)
(p. 217-229)
Note: Published under the name Lionel Sparrow
The Vengeance of the Dead, Lionel Sparrow , 2007 single work short story horror (p. 230-251)
The Cave, Beatrice Grimshaw , 1950 single work short story fantasy (p. 232-249)
The Forest of Lost Men, Beatrice Grimshaw , 1951 single work short story horror fantasy (p. 250-259)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Mandurah, Mandurah area, Mandurah - Harvey area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,: Equilibrium Books , 2007 .
      Source: www.fishpond.com.au
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9781920764944 (pbk.)
    • California,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Borgo Press , 2013 .
      Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 315p.
      ISBN: 147940036X, 9781479400362
      Series: y Classics of Fantastic Literature Borgo Press (publisher), Rockville : Borgo Press , 2007- Z1925095 2007 series - publisher novel fantasy horror mystery Number in series: 9

Works about this Work

Book of the Week Lucy Sussex , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 February 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 2007 anthology short story
Introduction James Doig , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 2007; (p. 9-14)
Book of the Week Lucy Sussex , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 February 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 2007 anthology short story
Introduction James Doig , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 2007; (p. 9-14)
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