Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Anthology Of Colonial Aust Crime Fiction by Ken Gelder

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.

Buy The Anthology Of Colonial Aust Crime Fiction by Ken Gelder from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780522855616
ISBN-10: 052285561X
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

Book Reviews - The Anthology Of Colonial Aust Crime Fiction by Ken Gelder

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Anthology Of Colonial Aust Crime Fiction book by Ken Gelder and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Ken 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). He is also co-author, with Jane M Jacobs, of Uncanny Australia- Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998).Rachael Weaver is Research Fellow in Literary Studies at The University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Criminal of the Century (2006).

Books By Ken Gelder

Colonial Journals by Ken Gelder
Paperback, May 2014
$40.50
New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder
Paperback, November 2012
$40.46
Anthology Of Colonial Aust Adventure Fiction by Ken Gelder
Paperback, August 2011
$35.99
After the Celebration by Ken Gelder
Paperback, January 2009
$26.99