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Guy Boothby Guy Boothby i(A11479 works by) (a.k.a. Guy Newell Boothby)
Born: Established: 13 Oct 1867 Glen Osmond, Burnside area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 26 Feb 1905 Bournemouth, Dorset,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
Expatriate assertion
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1 The Death Child Guy Boothby , 2007 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Australian Gothic : An Anthology of Australian Supernatural Fiction, 1867-1939 2007; (p. 206-216) Australian Ghost Stories 2010;
1 The Great Derby Swindle Guy Boothby , 1986 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Great Racing Stories : Crime and Mystery Tales of the Turf 1986; (p. 93 - 117)
'Gentleman crook', Simon Carne, devises an elaborate scheme to steal the Derby favourite.
1 Remorseless Vengeance Guy Boothby , 1979 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Tales from a Gas-Lit Graveyard 1979; (p. 170-179) Terror Australis: The Best of Australian Horror 1993; (p. 91-100)
2 y separately published work icon The Man of the Crag Guy Boothby , London : F. V. White , 1907 Z799164 1907 single work novel mystery
1 y separately published work icon The Race of Life Guy Boothby , London : Ward, Lock , 1906 Z799161 1906 single work novel adventure romance The life and adventures of George Tregaskis, born on a small station on the Murray River, his partner Robert Flaxman and Moira Pendragon.
1 y separately published work icon A Royal Affair and Other Stories Guy Boothby , London : F. V. White , 1906 Z799152 1906 selected work short story
1 The Family Honour Guy Boothby , 1906 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 13 June vol. 72 no. 1897 1906; (p. 55)
1 y separately published work icon For Love of Her Guy Boothby , London : Ward, Lock , 1905 Z799158 1905 selected work short story
1 y separately published work icon A Brighton Tragedy Guy Boothby , London : F. V. White , 1905 Z799155 1905 single work novel romance
1 1 y separately published work icon The Stolen Peer Guy Boothby , London : White , 1905 Z313019 1905 single work novel
1 1 y separately published work icon In Spite of the Czar Guy Boothby , London : John Long , 1905 Z273349 1905 single work novel
2 1 y separately published work icon A Crime of the Under Seas, and Other Stories Guy Boothby , London : Ward, Lock , 1905 Z273147 1905 selected work short story
1 A Rogue's Sacrifice Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 303-318)
A no-hoper who is a thief and liar sacrifices his life to save another but is villified even in death.
1 For Love or Lucre Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 272-302)
A young doctor asks a lawyer for his daughter's hand in marriage. He is refused as the father hopes to profit from her marriage. Consequently they are banned from seeing each other and the daughter is kept a virtual prisoner by her father. Subsequntly, she is betrothed to Squire Devereaux, an older man, purely for fiscal purposes. The end to this short story holds many surprises.
2 A Strange Goldfield Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 254-271) Victorian Nightmares 1977; (p. 200-206) 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories 1993; (p. 458-463) Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection 001 2009; Macabre : A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears 2010; (p. 127-134) Australian Ghost Stories 2010;
Three travellers encounter a strange man at an abandoned gold mine and can't make up their minds whether what they experience is real or not.
1 Bones, Imperialist Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 202-219)

Introduction: The story of John Alexander Malabone-Beverley, or Bones, a no-hoper boy possessing neither brains or brawn, who is constantly bullied. His ascension to popularity is poignant and surprising.

Chapter One: As an adult Bones is treated perfunctorily, just as his father had been, while his brothers and sisters are respected and admired. His father would like him to enter the clergy, but Bones wants to join the army.

Chapter Two: Bones is posted to Allahabad in India. He is no good at polo, tennis or cricket but becomes the regiment boxing champion. One night, whilst playing cards, he is accused of cheating and resigns his commission.

Chapter Three: Bones is now in Australia and a Union representative. He is trying to placate angry shearers and does so through a thoughtful, insightful speech.

Chapter Four: Now a politician, Bones is in love with a farmer's daughter. Just before the election he tells her that he loves her and they become engaged. However, he has misgivings because he has not told anyone about his previous life.

Chapter Five: Bones is re-elected but is unhappy and afraid his past will return to haunt him. He is thrown from his horse and breaks his back. Lying on his death bed he is visited by someone from his past.

1 My Mysterious Bushman Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 182-201)
A farm manager hires an itinerant man who proves to be worth his weight in gold . He also harbours a surprising secret.
1 The Black Lady of Brin Tor Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 162-181)
A successful farmer buys an isolated estate in Devon and encounters a myterious woman dressed in black whose story is revealed.
1 The Convict Catcher Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 123-161)
A mischevious boy, always in trouble, sets out to capture an escaped convict to please his father who is the local police inspector.
1 Treason by Football Guy Boothby , 1904 single work short story humour adventure travel
— Appears in: The Lady of the Island 1904; (p. 107-122)
A young man on his way to South America encounters a beautiful woman who persuades him to deliver some important papers. He accomplishes this task in a unique way.
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