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Author Hume, Fergus, 1859-1932.

Title The mystery of a hansom cab / Fergus Hume ; [introduced by Simon Caterson].

Published Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  A823.4 HUME    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  A823.4 HUME    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xviii, 410 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Text classics.
Text classics.
Notes "First published 1886 ; First edition published by The Text Publishing Company 1999"--Verso t.p.
Summary Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation, selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and being translated into eleven languages. Over a century later, Hansom Cab has lost none of its page-turning power. Set in the charming and deadly streets of Melbourne, this vivid and brilliantly plotted murder thriller tells the story of a crime committed by an unknown assassin. With its panoramic depiction of a bustling yet uneasy city, Hansom Cab has a central place in Australian literary history and, more importantly, it remains highly readable.
Other formats Also available online.
Other author Caterson, Simon, 1967-
Subject Australian fiction.
Melbourne -- 19th century -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781921922220 (paperback)