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New PDF release: Australian Gothic: An Anthology of Australian Supernatural

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

ISBN-10: 147940988X

ISBN-13: 9781479409884

Australia has a protracted culture of strange fiction, stretching again to colonial occasions. 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 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 a unprecedented and compelling choice of Australian horror classics that experience remained mostly undisturbed within the pages of outdated books and periodicals. With settings that diversity from the Australian Outback to Europe, India, and the South Pacific, those 23 distinct and innovative stories function horrors and hauntings which are guaranteed to entice fans of the macabre all over!

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Wildes Bellen brach ganz in unserer Nähe aus. Wir zuckten zusammen und wechselten einen nervösen Blick. »Oder ein Hund«, sagte ich. Es gab eine Kettenreaktion bei den Hunden in der Nachbarschaft, und schon bald bellte es aus allen Richtungen. « Ricky nickte. 22er im Kofferraum. « Er ging los, um sie zu holen. Das Bellen erstarb und wurde durch einen Chor von Nachtinsekten ersetzt, ein fremdartig klingendes Summen. Schweißtropfen liefen über mein Gesicht und sammelten sich im Kragen. Mittlerweile war es dunkel, und die leichte Brise hatte sich gelegt.

Kapitel In den Monaten nach dem Tod meines Großvaters durchlief ich ein Fegefeuer aus beigefarbenen Wartezimmern und anonymen Büros. Ich wurde analysiert und befragt, nickte, wenn ich angesprochen wurde, und wiederholte mich. Sobald ich außer Hörweite war, wurde über mich getuschelt. Ich war das Ziel Tausender mitleidiger Blicke und besorgten Stirnrunzelns. Meine Eltern behandelten mich wie ein rohes Ei. Sie hatten Angst, dass ich zerbrechen würde, wenn sie in meiner Anwesenheit stritten oder sich nur aufregten.

Der Aufenthaltsraum für die Mitarbeiter war ein feuchter, fensterloser Raum. Dort traf ich auf Linda, die in der Abteilung mit den Medikamenten arbeitete. Neben dem grell leuchtenden Getränkeautomaten mümmelte sie an einem Sandwich ohne Kruste und deutete mit dem Kopf zum Wandapparat. �Leitung zwei. « Ich nahm den baumelnden Hörer in die Hand. �Yakob? « �Yakob, Gott sei Dank! Ich brauche meinen Schlüssel. « Er klang aufgeregt und rang nach Luft. «, fuhr er mich an. « �Dein Vater hat dich dazu angespitzt«, fluchte er.

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