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Australia has an extended culture of strange fiction, stretching again to colonial occasions. The tales during this anthology exhibit 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 an extraordinary and compelling choice 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 particular and ingenious stories function horrors and hauntings which are certain to entice enthusiasts of the macabre far and wide!

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