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y separately published work icon Into the Dark single work   novel   young adult   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Into the Dark
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'Kelleher revisits Dracula from the perspective of Renfield' (Jason Nahrung, 'Vampires in the Sunburnt Country,' 2007, p.56). The story deals with issues of friendship, passion and betrayal. A young man known as the Ox is summoned to Castle Dracula where he enters the service of the Count. The two become locked in a passionate duel when a woman they both want is seduced into a life she does not want (Amazon).

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'He who the Ox to wrath has moved / Shall never be by woman lov'd.' (William Blake, Auguries of Innocence).
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1999 .
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      Source: www.goodreads.com
      Extent: 393p.
      ISBN: 0670884642 (pbk.)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2000 .
      Extent: 470p.
      ISBN: 0140292470

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Untitled Sharon Reid , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 43 no. 4 1999; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Count's New Bite Katharine England , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 May 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Bloodless Chiller James Bradley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 May 1999; (p. 12)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 43 no. 4 1999; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Sharon Reid , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Bloodless Chiller James Bradley , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 May 1999; (p. 12)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
Count's New Bite Katharine England , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 May 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of Into the Dark Victor Kelleher , 1999 single work novel
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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