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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

Overview
Works: 744 works in 2,711 publications in 19 languages and 34,155 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Vampire films  Drama  Psychological fiction  Biography  Horror films  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR4879.L7, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas; a tale of Bartram-Haugh by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

206 editions published between 1804 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud Ruthyn and her father are haunted by premonitions of death during their sojourn in a gloomy old mansion
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

209 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of and critical essays on the 1872 vampire tale chronicling the experiences of a young woman lured by the charms of a female vampire
In a glass darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

142 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The five stories [in this collection first published in 1872] 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"--Amazon.com
The house by the church-yard by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

105 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the village of Chapelizod, near Dublin, in the 1760s the story opens with the accidental disinterment of an old skull in the churchyard, and an eerie late-night funeral. This discovery relates to murders, both recent and historical whose repercussions disrupt the complacent pace of village affairs and change the lives of many of its notable characters forever. Charm and chilling darkness abound in equal measure in one of the greatest novels of a Victorian master of mystery. [Publit]
The Purcell Papers. Vol. 1 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell Papers. Vol. 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wylder's hand : a novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

31 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the premier ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. In 1861 he became the editor and proprietor of the Dublin University Magazine and he began exploiting double exposure: serializing in the Dublin University Magazine and then revising for the English market: Wylder's Hand, was published in this way. "There was a little fair-haired child playing on the ground before the steps as I whirled by
Best ghost stories of J.S. Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 spolen of in the same breath. His influemce upon later authors of gothic literature cannot be understated ..."--
Purcell Papers -- Volume 1 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil guest by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

28 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambition and evil destroy a country household
Green tea and other ghost stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

28 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Tea- an English cleric's bout with a malignant presence. Squire Toby's will- a tale of sibling rivalry The fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh-relatioship with a sinster valet Sir Dominick's Bargain-a pact with the devil
The Wyvern mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

36 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local haunted mansion, where she finds herself imperiled not only by family secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present. Set in rural England of the 1820's
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

33 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell Papers is a collection of thirteen short stories by Irish Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu who is also the author of the more famous Uncle Silas and the vampire classic Carmilla. Le Fanu is one of the leading writers of Gothic tales. Along with novelists like Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson, he has contributed to the second Gothic wave that has developed in the late-Victorian period. Being originally published in Dublin University Magazine, the stories deal with Gothic themes and motifs such as supernatural elements, haunting ghosts, damsels in distress, usurpation, vengeance, Catholic paraphernalia, horror and fear of the unknown. The title of the collection is related to the name of the Catholic priest Rev. Francis Purcell and the stories purport to be found among his personal notes. In stories like The Ghost and the Bone-Setter, The Last Heir of Castle Connor and The Bridal of Carrigvarah, the first-person point of view used by the narrator contributes to the creation of more suspense, charm and horror by making the events appear highly personal and close to the reader
J.S. Le Fanu's ghostly tales by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost stories and mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. The reasons for his greatness transcend the form he employed and include a remarkable craftsmanship, the ability to explore the absolute depths of terror, and the persistent probing of the sensitive human psyche. Long out of print, his best work is now beginning to be more widely read and appreciated. Among the ten exciting ghost stories are "The Ghost and the Bone-Setter," an unexpectedly humorous story and probably LeFanu's first published fiction; two of his most chilling tales, "Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling" and "Dickon the Devil"; two tales that present a physical confrontation with Evil, "The Drunkard's Dream" and "The Vision of Tom Chuff"; several interesting stories based on folktales; and the problematic story "The Mysterious Lodger," which is not signed by the author but assigned to him, and certainly unlike anything else he ever wrote. The four mystery stories are "The Murdered Cousin," a sealed-room story which he later expanded into Uncle Silas; "A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family," often cited as a source for Jane Eyre; an isolated-room mystery, "The Evil Guest"; and "The Room in the Dragon Volant," easily one of the best mystery-adventure stories of the nineteenth century. Several of these stories have never before been reprinted
Guy Deverell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

52 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you're in the mood for a classic gothic thriller, add Sheridan Le Fanu's Guy Deverell to your list. Villainous machinations, contested wills, complex revenge plots, and a spooky haunting to boot -- this epic tale will suck you in and keep you engrossed until the very last page
Wylder's hand by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

35 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping that the marriage between Mark Wylder and Dorcas Brandon will end a bitter rivalry between the families, an unexpected event plunges the residents of Brandon Hall into a new ordeal as a jealous rival emerges
Madam Crowl's ghost ; and, the dead sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

8 editions published between 1871 and 2018 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu gained fame as a master creator of horror stories. Indeed, many critics cite Le Fanu as being central to the skyrocketing popularity of the genre during the late Victorian period. The two short stories collected in this volume highlight Le Fanu''s formidable talents in evoking all things eerie, spooky, and uncanny
Madam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The room in the Dragon Volant by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

17 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars, wealthy British heir Richard Beckett decides to spend some time in France. On his way there, he stumbles across an overturned carriage and encounters two people who will alter the course of his life. Afterwards, he makes his way to a nearby inn--and unknowingly checks himself into a room that is believed to be cursed
 
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Uncle Silas; a tale of Bartram-Haugh
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CarmillaIn a glass darklyThe house by the church-yardWylder's hand : a novelBest ghost stories of J.S. Le FanuThe evil guestGreen tea and other ghost storiesThe Wyvern mystery
Alternative Names

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Ле Фаню, Джозеф Шеридан 1814-1873

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شریدان ل فان

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