The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

Publication Details
ISBN: 
9780522858617
Year of Publication: 
2011
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Author Information
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Anthology
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Book Synopsis

Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, Guy Boothby, and many others.

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