Grisly corpses, ghostly women and psychotic station-owners populate an unforgiving landscape that is the stuff of nightmares. These compelling stories are the dark underside to the usual story of colonial progress, promise and nation-building, and reveal the gothic imagination that lies at the heart of Australian fiction. This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian gothic short stories by authors such as Marcus Clarke, Hume Nisbet, Henry Lawson and Katherine Susannah Prichard, among others.
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(232mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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Author Biography - Kenneth Gelder
Ken Gelder is Professor of Literary Studies at The University of Melbourne. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), Popular Fiction- The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004) and Subcultures- Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). Rachael Weaver is Research Fellow in Literary Studies at The University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Criminal of the Century (2006).