The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver
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The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

Published

1 August 2011

ISBN

9780522858617

Pages

288

Weight

332g

Size

233mm x 158mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver
Collects the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, with stories by Ernest Favenc, Louis Becke, Rosa Praed, and many others.
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.

Also available in this series:
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction
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.

Also available in this series:
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction
The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder is Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. His co-authored books Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (1998), After the Celebration: Australian Fiction 1989-2007 (2009) and anthologies of Australian fiction are published by Melbourne University Press.

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Rachael Weaver

Rachael Weaver

Rachael Weaver is a Senior Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne. She is author of The Criminal of the Century (2006).

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