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Issue Details: First known date: 1898... 1898 Dead Men's Tales
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

From introduction : 'The tales and sketches contained in this volume consist chiefly of republished magazine stories illustrative of Melbourne life, though several others dealing with external localities are included'.

Notes

  • A brief note in the Sydney Morning Herald states that Dead Men's Tales 'has almost passed through its first edition. It has received many favourable notices in the English, American and colonial press.'

    Source: SMH, 3/9/1898, p.4.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:George Robertson , 1898 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dead Men's Tales : A Story of the Australian Desert, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 17-41)
Up-to-date Burglars, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 42-51)
Finley's Courtship, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 52-56)
A Celestial Burglar, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 57-63)
An Athletic Interlude, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 64-70)
Her Funeral, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 71-75)
The Silent Sepulchre, Charles Junor , single work short story horror (p. 76-103)
Marlow's Mistake, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 104-109)
A Lion Story, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 109-117)
The Countryman In Town, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 118-122)
His Queen's Birthday, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 123-131)
A Terror for Drink, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 132-143)
Our Easter Monday, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 144-148)
The French Guinea, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 149-163)
The Doctor's Detective, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 164-173)
The Genius of the Glass, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 174-194)
A New Situation, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 195-204)
An April Fool, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 205-208)
A Coin Symposium, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 209-218)
His Assurance Policy, Charles Junor , single work short story (p. 219-225)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Negotiating the Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Archive Ken Gelder , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-12)
'There is an identifiable 'archive' of colonial Australian popular fiction consisting of romance, adventure fiction, Gothic fiction, crime fiction, Lemurian fantasy and a significant number of related subgenres (bushranger fiction, convict romance, Pacific or 'South Sea' adventure, tropical romance, 'lost explorer' stories, and so on). Looking at this archive soon reveals both its sheer size and range, and the fact that so little of it is remembered today. Rachael Weaver, Ailie Smith and I have begun to build a digital archive of colonial Australian popular fiction with the primary aim of making this material available to an interested reading public, as well as to scholars specialising in colonial Australian (and transnational) literary studies. At the time of writing we are really only about 20% complete with around 500 authors represented on the site, although many with only a fraction of their work uploaded and with only the bare bones of a scholarly apparatus around them: a few short biographical notes, a bibliography, and the texts themselves: first editions in most cases.' (Author's introduction, p. 1)
Australian Ghost Stories James Doig , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The National Library of Australia Magazine , June vol. 3 no. 2 2011; (p. 22-24)
James Doig looks for Australian supernatural fiction authors and unearths their curious lives. (p. 22)
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 20 August 1898; (p. 4)

— Review of Materfamilias Ada Cambridge , 1898 single work novel ; Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Reviews 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 18 June 1898; (p. 4)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 16 April 1898; (p. 739)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
A very brief review that recommends it not be read by readers with 'nerves' or 'of tender years'.
Literature. Literary Notes 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 19 March vol. 65 no. 1967 1898; (p. 618)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Literature. Literary Notes 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Mail , 2 April vol. 65 no. 1969 1898; (p. 710)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 16 April 1898; (p. 739)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
A very brief review that recommends it not be read by readers with 'nerves' or 'of tender years'.
Reviews 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 18 June 1898; (p. 4)

— Review of Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Publications Received 1898 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 20 August 1898; (p. 4)

— Review of Materfamilias Ada Cambridge , 1898 single work novel ; Dead Men's Tales Charles Junor , 1898 selected work short story
Australian Ghost Stories James Doig , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The National Library of Australia Magazine , June vol. 3 no. 2 2011; (p. 22-24)
James Doig looks for Australian supernatural fiction authors and unearths their curious lives. (p. 22)
Negotiating the Colonial Australian Popular Fiction Archive Ken Gelder , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-12)
'There is an identifiable 'archive' of colonial Australian popular fiction consisting of romance, adventure fiction, Gothic fiction, crime fiction, Lemurian fantasy and a significant number of related subgenres (bushranger fiction, convict romance, Pacific or 'South Sea' adventure, tropical romance, 'lost explorer' stories, and so on). Looking at this archive soon reveals both its sheer size and range, and the fact that so little of it is remembered today. Rachael Weaver, Ailie Smith and I have begun to build a digital archive of colonial Australian popular fiction with the primary aim of making this material available to an interested reading public, as well as to scholars specialising in colonial Australian (and transnational) literary studies. At the time of writing we are really only about 20% complete with around 500 authors represented on the site, although many with only a fraction of their work uploaded and with only the bare bones of a scholarly apparatus around them: a few short biographical notes, a bibliography, and the texts themselves: first editions in most cases.' (Author's introduction, p. 1)
Last amended 7 Jun 2016 14:47:42
Subjects:
  • Western Australia,
  • Desert,
Settings:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1890s
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