The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction
Melbourne Univ. Publishing, Jul 1, 2008 - Literary Collections - 280 pages
From the editors of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction comes this fascinating collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favenc, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among many others.
In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to regulate—even for the most vigilant detective.
Ex-convicts, bushrangers, ruthless gold prospectors, impostors, thieves and murderers flow through the stories that make up this collection, challenging the nascent forces of colonial law and order. The landscape itself seems to stimulate criminal activity, where identities change at will and people suddenly disappear without a trace.
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction is a remarkable anthology that taps into the fears and anxieties of colonial Australian life.
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This is a compilation of short stories that fans of crime fiction in general, and the local product in particular, will have on their must read lists. Written from 1859 to 1933, this selection of 17 ... Read full review
One of the Cloth 1897
Cooee William Sylvester Walker
Le Premier Pas 1899
Rolf Boldrewood Thomas Alexander Browne
The Bardoc Finn 1911
The Strip of Lining 1912
The Gangster 1933
Notes on the Authors
Dr Fletchers Love Story 1892
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