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James Doig – Australian Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on February 24, 2010

James Doig  (ed.) – Australian Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Editions, Feb., 2010).

James Doig, Australian Ghost Stories

Peter Nabarlambari, Sugar Bag Man

James Doig – Introduction
List Of Authors

Mary Fortune – The White Maniac: A Doctor’s Tale
Ernest Favenc – Spirit-Led
Ernest Favenc – A Haunt of the Jinkarras
Marcus Clarke – The Mystery Of Major Molineux
Rosa Campbell Praed – The Bunyip
Louis Becke – Lupton’s Guest: A Memory of the Eastern Pacific
Edward Wheatley – The Haunted Pool: A Tale Of The Blue Mountains
Fergus Hume – A Colonial Banshee
H. B. Marriott-Watson – The Devil Of The Marsh
Edward Dyson – The Accursed Thing
Henry Lawson – The Third Murder: A New South Wales Tale
Guy Boothby – The Death Child
Guy Boothby – A Strange Goldfield
Roderick Quinn – Sea Voices
Beatrice Grimshaw – The Cave
James Francis Dwyer – The Cave of the Invisible
Dulcie Dreamer – Hallowe’en

Murderous ghosts, horrific curses and monstrous beings haunt an unforgiving landscape into which travellers stray at their peril. Journey through the dark byways of Australia’s Gothic past in the rare stories gathered in this memorable new collection. Work by acclaimed Australian writers such as Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson and Edward Dyson appears alongside many lesser-known authors such as Beatrice Grimshaw, Mary Fortune and Ernest Favenc. Many of the stories collected here have never been reprinted since their first publication in 19th and early 20th century periodicals and showcase the richness and variety of the Australian ghost and horror story.

James Doig provides an authoritative introduction full of fresh insights into Australian Gothic fiction with detailed biographical notes on the authors represented.

see also Australian Ghost Stories thread on Vault Of Evil Forum

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