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'This book collects thirty-one of Favenc's best stories, many published here for the first time since their original publication; and aims to showcase Favenc's talent as the most important Australian colonial writer of Gothic and supernatural fiction. The stories span the period 1875-1907, and demonstrate the richness and variety of his art, making this a major publishing event for enthusiasts of nineteenth-century crime and weird fiction' (back cover).
* Contents derived from the Rockville,Maryland,
United States of America (USA),
Americas,:Borgo Press,2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Trepang fisherman near Cooktown encounters survivors of prison break from New Caledonia, including a woman, her dead husband, and the corpse of the man she says murdered her husband and also practiced cannibalism. The corpse keeps returning with the tide.