Authors

Mark Kipperman

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This essay discusses Fergus Hume's 19th-century detective novel "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab." The primary focus is on the novel's setting, which features descriptions of British colonialism in Australia and New Zealand. The imagery of a frontier wilderness inhabited by scandalous adventurers, vicious convicts and corrupt rich people is discussed.

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Department

Department of English

Language

eng

Publisher

American Association of Australian Literary Studies

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