The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

by Ken Gelder
     
 

Featuring some of the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, this anthology includes writers such as Louis Becke, Guy Boothby, Ernest Favenc, and Rosa Praed. These fascinating stories illustrate how this subgenre of fiction takes its characters—marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums, and mounted troopers to name a few&

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Featuring some of the best examples of colonial Australian adventure fiction, this anthology includes writers such as Louis Becke, Guy Boothby, Ernest Favenc, and Rosa Praed. These fascinating stories illustrate how this subgenre of fiction takes its characters—marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums, and mounted troopers to name a few—on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. Furthermore, it argues that these voyages are invariably fraught with danger and that everything comes at a price. Academics and fans of this particular kind of adventure fiction will truly appreciate this exploration.

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ISBN-13:
9780522858617
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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