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

ISBN-10: 147940988X

ISBN-13: 9781479409884

Australia has an extended culture of peculiar fiction, stretching again to colonial instances. 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 incorporated 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 an extraordinary and compelling number 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 precise and imaginitive stories function horrors and hauntings which are certain to attract fanatics of the macabre in every single place!

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His warehouse in Shipman Town swelled with barrels of empire wine, city-state contraptions and – it was rumoured – brandy still smuggled through Quatérshift, a trade legal for hundreds of years but now forbidden in both Quatérshift and Jackals since the end of the Two-Year War. The man Oliver was staring at looked more like the cheaply dressed clerk of a parish council. Oliver walked over to him. ’ ‘Harry,’ said the man, extending his hand to Oliver. ‘Harry Stave. The last time I was called mister anything was—’ he looked at Oliver and thought better of the tale ‘—well, a long time ago, let’s say.

Marked out. Gossiped about. Unable to travel further than was allowed by the state’s requirement that he sign on every week. Thaddius gave him a long look of sympathy, then left for the airship hangar to join the gang of tail spotters waiting by the doors. From the south the wheezing heave and fall of a quartet of expansion engines hushed the noise of the waiting crowd. The airship rose out of the forest behind the field, the top half of her hull painted merchantman green, the bottom half a bright checkerboard of yellow and black squares.

Anything from two minutes to an hour,’ answered the acolyte. ‘Correct,’ said Pullinger. ’ The boy nodded. ‘Two minutes,’ Pullinger repeated. ‘Yet young Brooks’ aero-stat crashed into the very feymist curtain itself when he was just one year old. And he was found wandering out, alone, the sole survivor, four years later. Four years exposed to the feymist. Too young to feed himself. ’ ‘Perhaps I was raised by wolves,’ said Oliver. ’ ‘No,’ lied Oliver. As usual the truth crystal was not alerted by his reply.

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