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  • The very best of Le Fanu’s supernatural fiction, including such classics as: ‘Schalken the Painter’, ‘Squire Toby's Will’, ‘Mr Justice Harbottle’, ‘The Familiar’, ‘Green Tea’, ‘Madam Crowl’s Ghost’ and ‘The Murdered Cous...


  • Sheridan Le Fanu was born at No. 45 Lower Dominick Steet, Dublin, into a literary family of Huguenot origins. Both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights. His niece Rhoda Broughton would...


  • Ghostly coaches shuttling the mildewed cadavers of its ill-fated occupants; a young orphan being lured to a frosty death by a pale, little girl with a mangled shoulder; a man spends the night in a room with a fatal past; a restless ne'er-do-well reco...


  • Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victori...


  • Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 - 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian...


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  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is widely considered as one of the greatest writers of ghost stories to ever have lived. While today he may be overshadowed by his American contemporary, Edgar Allan Poe, in his time he was generally spoken of in the same brea...


  • An anthology award finalist in the International Book Awards, this collection unleashes the greatest early vampire tales in the English language. Unearthed from long forgotten journals and magazines, Andrew Barger has found the very best vampire shor...


  • Joseph Sheridan LeFanu is generally recognized as the greatest Victorian writer of ghost stories, and his masterful Uncle Silas — the best Victorian mystery novel — compels our consideration of him as a preeminent mystery writer as well. ...






  • Silas Rutvyn is something of a riddle. To some, including his niece, he is something of a ghost. There are, however, no simple answers. As Le Fanu gradually unfolds the layers of this story, we are irresistibly drawn into his world. From the writer o...


  • The foremost teller of scary stories in his day and a profound influence on both the novelists and filmmakers of the 20th century, Anglo-Irish author JOSEPH THOMAS SHERIDAN LE FANU (1814–1873) has, sadly, fallen out of scholarly and popular favor, ...


  • The foremost teller of scary stories in his day and a profound influence on both the novelists and filmmakers of the 20th century, Anglo-Irish author JOSEPH THOMAS SHERIDAN LE FANU (1814–1873) has, sadly, fallen out of scholarly and popular favor, ...


  • One of the most significant and intriguing Gothic novels of the Victorian period and is enjoyed today as a modern psychological thriller. In UNCLE SILAS (1864) Le Fanu brought up to date Mrs Radcliffe's earlier tales of virtue imprisoned and menac...


  • Included in this volume of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's eerie tales are Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, including "The Village Bully," "The Sexton's Adventure," "The Specter Lovers"; "The Drunkard's Dream"; "The Ghost and the Bonesetter"; "The Mysterious Lodge...


  • "[Le Fanu] succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer." — M. R. James.A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local estate — but what sounds like a happy ending is just the beginning of a chilling and suspenseful thr...


  • From "Schalken the Painter": "There exists, at this moment, in good preservation a remarkable work of Schalken's. The curious management of its lights constitutes, as usual in his pieces, the chief apparent merit of the picture. I say APPARENT, for i...


  • An anthology of stories by the Victorian writer widely considered the inventor of the ghost story, who inspired such authors as Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, includes the story of a young woman seduced by a dead man. Fate had thrown Carmilla and ...



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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...






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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


  • in Best Ghost Stories of J.S. LeFanu

    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1840. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1850. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1839. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1870. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...







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    The final volume of an eight book collection from 'the grandfather of the ghost story' Whilst many highly regarded writers have created collections of strange and supernatural fiction and several other authors are now primarily known for their litera...


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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1896. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...



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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1872. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in the nineteenth century. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheri...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1838. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    Sheridan Le Fanu was born at No. 45 Lower Dominick Steet, Dublin, into a literary family of Huguenot origins. Both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights. His niece Rhoda Broughton would...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1851. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    A web of ancient evil binds the two families, the Mardykes and Feltrams, together at Mardykes Hall. Now Sire Bale Mardykes has married Janet Feltram -- but can her love save him from the terrible vengeance her dead ancestor has fated for him?...


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    J. Sheridan LeFanu -- Irish author of such classics as the short vampire novel Carmella (reputed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula) and A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family (said to be the tale that gave rise to Emily Brontë's...


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    In a Glass Darkly is Sheridan Le Fanu's most famous collection of ghost and mystery stories. There are five, all recounted by Martin Hesselius: Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant and Carmilla. What makes the ...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1839. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1838. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1872. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...






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    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 - 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1864. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1850. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1838. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1896. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1896. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    Memoir Of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The Ghost And The Bone-Setter. The Fortunes Of Sir Robert Ardagh. The Last Heir Of Castle Connor. The Drunkard''s Dream. Passage In The Secret History Of An Irish Countess. The Bridal Of Carrigvarah. S...


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    Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 - 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian...






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    A multi-layered tale: our narrator tells us that he used to know a man who owned a strangely evocative painting with an illustrative air about it. Whne he finally asked his acquaintance to tell him more about the artwork, this tale was the one that w...


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    Father Purcell was a collector of old local traditions, and weirder things, too. "There are some pictures," said I to my friend, "which impress one, I know not how, with a conviction that they represent not the mere ideal shapes and combinations whic...


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    It is one of many such; for he was a collector of old local traditions. It is the tale of a young Irishman who had a wicked argument with his sweetheart one night, and, drunken and depressed in his regret, fell in with the army. He died on the battle...


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    Although not well known today, LeFanu was a favorite of writers like Bram Stoker and M.R. James, who considered LeFanu to be one of the best supernatural writers of the time. His prose is vivid and detailed and his horror relies on effect and mood, r...






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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1870. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    Born in Dublin in 1814, Sheridan Le Fanu came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights, and his niece Rhoda Broughton would go on to become ...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1896. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his greatuncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrigh...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1864. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    A lost classic by one of the 19th century's most prominent writers of ghost stories and suspense novels The Wylders and the Brandons share a history of intermarriage, bitter rivalry, villainy, and madness. The wedding of Mark Wylder to his rich and b...


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    This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1845. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrig...


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    Contains the following stories. Schalken The Painter (1851) An Account Of Some Strange Disturbances In Aungier Street (1853) The Murdered Cousin An Authentic Narrative Of A Haunted House (1862) Ultor De Lacy: A Legend Of Cappercullen (1861) The Haunt...


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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814 1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of his ...






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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...


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    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu (1814–1873) is regarded by many critics as the greatest master of the English ghost story. A product of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture of the early and middle nineteenth century, he sums up in his work better than any of hi...