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Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0140437460
June 2001
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In Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu's most celebrated novel, Maud Ruthyn, the young, naïve heroine, is plagued by Madame de la Rougierre from the moment the enigmatic older woman is hired as her governess. A liar, bully, and spy, when Madame leaves the house, she takes her dark secret with her. But when Maud is orphaned, she is sent to live with her Uncle Silas, her father's mysterious brother and a man with a scandalous-even murderous-past. And, once again, she encounters Madame, whose sinister role in Maud's destiny becomes all too clear.

With its subversion of reality and illusion, and its exploration of fear through the use of mystery and the supernatural, Uncle Silas shuns the conventions of traditional horror and delivers a chilling psychological thriller.

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In a Glass Darkly
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0192839470
Oct 1999
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Book Description
This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both
as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.


Carmilla
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1598182838
April 2005
Hardcover
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Lefanu's Gothic: Politics, Culture, Narrative
Victor Sage
0333677552
March 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Sage's book addresses LeFanu, and the issues his texts raise, with panache: he brings to bear a profound historical knowledge, particularly of the all-important Irish dimension of LeFanu's work, but also - and perhaps most strikingly - a keen awareness of narrative and rhetorical devices. I think I hardly need to say more: there is no other respectable book on LeFanu, and one is needed. Sage has, in my opinion, written it." -- David Punter, University of Bristol


Best Ghost Stories of J. S. Lefanu
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0486204154
June 1964
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Book Review
Le Fanu is a Victorian writer who, along with Edgar A. Poe before him, invented the unity of mood and economy of means that characterizes the modern horror short story. Jack Sullivan, in Horror Literature, maintains that "Le Fanu was more revolutionary than Poe, for he began the process of dismantling the Gothic props and placing the supernatural tale in everyday settings." These quietly elegant tales include a female vampire who predates Dracula, a vicar troubled by a spectral monkey, a cruel hanging judge who gets his due and many other fine portents and hauntings.

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Here are 16 classic ghost stories "Carmilla," (perhaps the classic vampire thriller), "Green Tea," "The Familiar," "The Haunted Baronet," "Madam Crowl’s Ghost," "The Dead Sexton," "An Authentic...


Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram Haugh
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0486217159
June 1966
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Book Description
One of the most effective novels of terror ever written, this true Gothic mystery novel is considered by many to be the best of the period. It is not only wonderfully written, skillfully plotted, and peopled with interesting characters, it is incredibly frightening.


Ghost Stories and Mysteries
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0486207153
June 1975
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Book Description
Mystery and supernatural fiction by writer many consider the greatest ghost story writer of all time. "The Room in the Dragon Volant" (the finest historical mystery of the Victorian era) and "The Evil Guest"; also "The Murdered Cousin," the first sealed-room story known. Most stories unavailable elsewhere.


Carmilla
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
159818282X
April 2005
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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Vol. 1
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1419127004
June 2004
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Book Description
The stranger, having finished this message, turned abruptly, and, with a quick, but silent step quitted the room, before Schalken had time to say a word in reply. The young man felt a curiosity to see in what direction the burgher of Rotterdam would turn, on quitting the studio, and for that purpose he went directly to the window which commanded the door. A lobby of considerable extent intervened between the inner door of the painter's room and the street entrance, so that Schalken occupied the post of observation before the old man could possibly have reached the street. He watched in vain, however.

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The stranger, having finished this message, turned abruptly, and, with a quick, but silent step quitted the room, before Schalken had time to say a word in...


The Wyvern Mystery
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0486440729
May 2005
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Book Description
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 thriller. Set in rural England of the 1820s, The Wyvern Mystery takes its title from ancient myth, in which a two-legged dragon called the wyvern signifies the truly sinister. Dark hints of the supernatural permeate this 1869 horror classic, in which a young bride is imperiled not only by secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present. Its author, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, was the Victorian equivalent of Stephen King, and this compelling Gothic novel attests to the enduring appeal of his works. Unabridged republication of the classic 1869 edition.


Carmilla
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0809510839
Sept 2000
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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Vol. 2
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1419127012
June 2004
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Book Description
Late one evening, as some little boys from the village were returning from a ramble through the dark and devious glen of Cappercullen, with their pockets laden with nuts and "frahans," to their amazement and even terror they saw a light streaming redly from the narrow window of one of the towers overhanging the precipice among the ivy and the lofty branches, across the glen, already dim in the shadows of the deepening night.

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Late one evening, as some little boys from the village were returning from a ramble through the dark and devious glen of Cappercullen, with their pockets laden with nuts and "frahans," to their amazement and even terror they saw a light streaming redly from the narrow window of one of the towers overhanging the precipice among the ivy...


J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Vol. 3
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1419127020
June 2004
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The Haunted Baronet.

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The Haunted Baronet.


Ghostly Tales
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0809587882
July 2004
Hardcover
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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
142197228X
March 2006
Paperback
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Wylder's Hand
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0809593750
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Wylder's Hand
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
0809595524
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 2
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
1421971445
March 2006
Paperback
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