Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu, 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 as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The classic vampire story by the best writer of supernatural fiction ever. Made into innumerable movies. The erotic imagery and lesbian undertones ensure that it has never been out of print.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu This book contains two ghost stories - not the gory "in-your-face" slasher stories that abound today - but rather moody, eloquent 19th century spoooooooky tales. Each story will take about 30 minutes to read, but will leave you with goose bumps much longer. The second tale, in particular, left me feeling the need to have a nightlight in my room that night!.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Uncle Silas is a Victorian Gothic mystery/thriller novel. It is notable as one of the earliest examples of the locked room mystery subgenre. It is not a novel of the supernatural (despite a few creepily ambiguous touches), but does show a strong interest in the occult and in the ideas of Swedenborg.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Penelope Thornton-McClure manages a Rhode Island bookshop rumored to be haunted. When a bestselling author drops dead signing books, the first clue of foul play comes from the store's full-time ghost - a PI murdered on the very spot more than fifty years ago.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu This volume is comprised of two stories. In the first story, An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House, a man and his family take up residence in an old house in the country at his doctor’s advice. The rest of the story tells the mystery events in that house. The second story, Ultor De Lacy: A Legend of Cappercullen deals with two sisters in an old castle with strange dreams.
Oldiees Publishing, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, E. W. Hornung, M. R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, E. F. Benson, H. P. Lovecraft, W. J. Wintle, Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson, Francis A. Durivage, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richard Le Gallienne, Vincent O'Sullivan, Washington Irving, Mrs Molesworth, Anatole France, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, A. C. Benson, John Kendrick Bangs & Fitz-James O’Brien Timeless collection of mystery & thriller short fiction stories including the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Bram Stoker, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but all are masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
THE CONFESSION by Guy de Maupassant THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY by Arthur Conan Doyle THE HOUSE AMONG THE LAURELS by William Hope Hodgson THE HAUNTED ORCHARD by Richard Le Gallienne THE GREEK INTERPRETER by Arthur Conan Doyle JOHN BARTINE'S WATCH by Ambrose Bierce GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS by E. W. Hornung MRS. ANDREWS’S CONTROL by E. F. Benson THE MAN WITH THE COUGH by Mrs Molesworth THE CATERPILLARS by E. F. Benson
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu This book is about a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted guest visiting a dreary and isolated home is murdered; the thriller leads the reader down countless ‘dead’ ends before revealing the identity of the guilty party.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The pretty little town of Golden Friars—standing by the margin of the lake, hemmed round by an amphitheatre of purple mountain, rich in tint and furrowed by ravines, high in air, when the tall gables and narrow windows of its ancient graystone houses, and the tower of the old church, from which every evening the curfew still rings, show like silver in the moonbeams, and the black elms that stand round throw moveless shadows upon the short level grass—is one of the most singular and beautiful sights I have ever seen.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle are two short stories by 19th Century author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. He was a popular writer of gohic fiction in his time and has provided the foundation for much of today’s horror and mystery genres. Both stories are based on corresptondence between Dr. Martin Hesselius and his friend, Professor Van Loo. The narrator explains that he is in possession of the letters and is using their contents to relay stories of unusual medical interest.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu About thirty years ago there lived in the town of Chapelizod an ill-conditioned fellow of herculean strength, well known throughout the neighbourhood by the title of Bully Larkin. In addition to his remarkable physical superiority, this fellow had acquired a degree of skill as a pugilist which alone would have made him formidable. As it was, he was the autocrat of the village, and carried not the sceptre in vain.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu In the five Northumbrian counties you will scarcely find so bleak, ugly, and yet, in a savage way, so picturesque a moor as Dardale Moss. The moor itself spreads north, south, east, and west, a great undulating sea of black peat and heath. What we may term its shores are wooded wildly with birch, hazel, and dwarf-oak. No towering mountains surround it, but here and there you have a rocky knoll rising among the trees, and many a wooded promontory of the same pretty, because utterly wild, forest, running out into its dark level.