Australian Gothic: An Anthology of Australian Supernatural by Mary Fortune, Marcus Clarke, Ernest Favenc, J. E. P. Muddock

By Mary Fortune, Marcus Clarke, Ernest Favenc, J. E. P. Muddock

Australia has an extended culture of peculiar fiction, stretching again to colonial occasions. The tales during this anthology show off the richness and diversity of Australia horror and supernatural tales within the 19th and early 20th centuries. one of the authors integrated are: Mary Fortune, Lionel Sparrow, Marcus Clarke, man Boothby, B. L. Farjeon, J. E. P. Muddock, Ernest Favenc, Hume Nisbet, Rosa ("Mrs. Campbell") Praed, Fergus Hume, James Francis Dwyer, and Dulcie Deamer. Editor James Doig has unearthed a unprecedented and compelling selection of Australian horror classics that experience remained principally undisturbed within the pages of previous books and periodicals. With settings that diversity from the Australian Outback to Europe, India, and the South Pacific, those 23 distinctive and inventive stories characteristic horrors and hauntings which are certain to entice fans of the macabre all over!

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